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‘Sharknado: The 4th Awakens’: Find Out Tara Reid’s Fate After Certain(?) Death in Last Movie

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You may have trouble believing this, but the “Sharknado” franchise isn’t above the age-old practice of reviving a once-dead character in a sequel. Or is it? Ahead of “Sharknado: The 4th Awakens,” SyFy has revealed the results of a social-media campaign based around a simple question: “Does #AprilLive or does #AprilDie?” The character in question is played by Tara Reid, a mainstay of the series since its first installment. Watch the video below to learn her fate.

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The tongue-in-cheek made-for-tv series, which first caught on before it even aired thanks to the knowing absurdity of its title, has become a mainstay of so-bad-it’s-good viewing for many. “Sharknado 2: The Second One” aired in 2014, “Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!” in 2015.

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- Michael Nordine

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‘The Lego Batman Movie’ Trailer: Sdcc Footage Showcases Zach Galifianakis as the Joker and Michael Cera as Robin

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The Lego-Industrial Complex grows larger next year with “The Lego Batman Movie,” which will arrive in theaters two years earlier than “The Lego Movie Sequel.” A new trailer for the animated sendup of Gotham City’s resident vigilante has been released at Comic-Con, and it’s (obviously) the most lighthearted take on Batman yet.

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As he did in “The Lego Movie,” Will Arnett voices the Caped Crusader in this latest iteration of the iconic superhero. True to form for both him and the “Lego” series itself, he brings a mocking self-seriousness to Batman’s various happenings — including the introduction of Robin (Michael Cera) as his adopted son with enough bouncy optimism for both fo them.

Read More: Watch: The Dark Knight Does Not Want To Talk About His Feelings In New »


- Michael Nordine

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‘Sherlock’ Sdcc Panel Offers a Look at the Detective Drama’s Gloriously Foreboding 4th Season

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Officially it’s been over two years since the last season of “Sherlock” ended,  although the one-off Victorian-era special was a fun diversion. But during today’s Comic-Con Panel, we at last we got our first glimpse of “Sherlock” Season 4 with a new trailer. Take a look:

It’s not a game anymore. #Sherlock season 4 coming in 2017…https://t.co/Voh3PboH77

Sherlock (@Sherlock221B) July 24, 2016

Do Not mess with Mrs. Hudson (Una Stubbs)!

Another treat for “Sherlock” fans was on the stage itself. In one of the worst-kept secrets of Comic-Con, Benedict Cumberbatch showed up for his first “Sherlock” panel (since he’s often too busy shooting on one of his many films to appear). Then again, anyone aware that he was at the “Doctor Strange” panel the day before could have figured out he’d likely be present, and he also revealed this news on Twitter:

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- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Sherlock’ Season 4 Trailer: Benedict Cumberbatch’s Demons Are Waiting

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With “Sherlock” set to return for a fourth season next year, Masterpiece PBS has released a new trailer for the acclaimed detective drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Watch it and a brief skit from Comic-Con below.

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Cumberbatch and Freeman play Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, respectively, in a contemporary update on the stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. The new season looks expectedly tense and ominous, with lines like “the roads we walk have demons beneath, and yours have been waiting for a very long time” spoken to Cumberbatch so as to remind us how much is on the line for our intrepid crime-solver.

Read More: ‘Doctor Strange’ New Trailer: Trippy Visuals (and Whitewashing) Mark Sdcc Footage

Sherlock” first premiered on BBC One six years ago and has aired 10 episodes across its first three seasons. »


- Michael Nordine

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Venice Film Festival Juries Announced: Laurie Anderson, Joshua Oppenheimer, Nina Hoss & More Headed to the Lido

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Ahead of its official lineup being released last week (and amid rumors of what said lineup will consist of), the Venice Film Festival has announced the filmmakers and actors who will be on jury duty beginning late next month. Laurie Anderson, Gemma Arterton, Giancarlo De Cataldo, Nina Hoss, Chiara Mastroianni, Joshua Oppenheimer, Lorenzo Vigas and Zhao Wei will be heading the Competition jury alongside Sam Mendes, who’s serving as president this year.

Read More: Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Arrival’ and Tom Ford’s ‘Nocturnal Animals’ Are ‘Virtually Assured’ to Premiere at the Venice Film Festival

Heading the Orizzonti section, meanwhile, is French director Robert Guédiguian. He’ll be joined by J. Hoberman, Nelly Karim, Valentina Lodovini, Moon So-ri, José Maria (Chema) Prado and Chaitanya Tamhane. Kim Rossi Stuart is leading the “Luigi De Laurentiis” Venice Award for a Debut Film — Lion of the Future jury with Rosa Bosch, Brady Corbet, »


- Michael Nordine

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Arthouse Audit: ‘Don’t Think Twice’ Is More Than Alright

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Mike Birbiglia’s “Don’t Think Twice” (The Film Arcade) is the latest mid-summer hit, joining the recent turnaround in art house fortunes. Following his template for “Sleepwalk With Me,” Birbiglia & Co. boosted box office via frequent appearances at their New York cinema. The already strong film surged to a huge initial $90,000 number with many sold out shows on multiple screens.

Woody Allen’s “Cafe Society” (Lionsgate) continued to improve on the director’s recent performance, and could end up besting two other recent strong openers. “Captain Fantastic” (Bleecker Street) and “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” (The Orchard) continue to have strong expansions; both could end up over $10 million as well.

Asian wide-audience commercial releases are performing well in domestic play, with entries from South Korea, India, the Philippines along with China continuing to deliver strong niche results.

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“Don’t Think Twice” (Film Arcade) – Metacritic: 83; Festivals include: South by Southwest, »


- Tom Brueggemann

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‘Mystery Science Theater 3000’ Revival Headed to Netflix, With Patton Oswalt & More to Star

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Netflix is reviving yet another cult favorite. New episodes of”Mystery Science Theater 3000,” in which a captive man and his robot friends offer live commentary on amusingly bad B movies, will head  to the streaming service in the “not too distant future,” according to the Hollywood Reporter. Patton Oswalt is attached to star as Son of TV’s Frank.

Read More: Watch: ‘MST3K’ Stars Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo Audition for a Galaxy Far, Far Away

The news follows a Kickstarter campaign from series creator Joel Hodgson last year that raised nearly $6 million to film a 14-episode new season; no other film or television project has ever raised more via a crowdfunding campaign. Kevin Murphy (Tom Servo), Bill Corbett (Crow T. Robot) and Mary Jo Pehl (Pearl Forrester) are all set to reprise their original roles. Joining them and Oswalt will be Felicia Day as Kinga Forrester, a »


- Michael Nordine

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‘Doctor Strange’ New Trailer: Trippy Visuals (and Whitewashing) Mark Sdcc Footage

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As you may have heard, a small gathering of like-minded fans is taking place in San Diego this weekend. Marvel is among the most well-represented studios at Comic-Con, of course, and perhaps its most highly anticipated offering this year is “Doctor Strange,” which stars Benedict Cumberbatch as the eponymous superhero. Watch the film’s newly released trailer below.

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Tilda Swinton’s casting as the Ancient One, a character conceived of and previously portrayed as Tibetan, has made “Doctor Strange” part of this year’s ongoing whitewashing debate along with the upcoming “Ghost in the Shell.” Her character, a sagacious mentor who’s been retconned as Celtic, is on prominent display here as she helps Strange unlock his supernatural abilities; the trailer also offers glimpses of Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong and Mads Mikkelsen.

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- Michael Nordine

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‘The Night Of’: Where You’ve Seen HBO’s All-Star Cast Before

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When “The Night Of” debuted, all the focus was on its young lead, Riz Ahmed — and rightly so. But with so many familiar faces popping up over the course of the first episode and beyond, we thought it important to round up the cast and remember where they came from.

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Many broke out on HBO, making “The Night Of” a reunion of sorts. Some currently have shows on the premium cable behemoth, and still others worked closely with James Gandolfini, the late actor originally cast in the limited series and the driving force behind getting it made. (Gandolfini still holds a producing credit.) “The Night Of” is a passion project, through and through, and seeing the all-star cast assembled for it only further emphasizes that point.

So let’s take a trip down »


- Ben Travers

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Francis Ford Coppola Shoots Live Hybrid ‘Distant Vision’ at UCLA

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Francis Ford Coppola went back to UCLA last month for help making his experimental “Distant Vision.” He touted his live cinema student workshop at a modest Saturday morning press conference at his alma mater. “Distant Vision,” broadcast and streamed live Friday night, was a far cry from the circus-like atmosphere surrounding “One From the Heart” back in the ’80s at his Hollywood Zoetrope Studios. But then and now, the filmmaker strives to perfect a new electronic hybrid.

That’s because Coppola’s grown increasingly weary of “canned” performance and longs for the thrill of experiencing something live again that’s more immediate and visceral.

“Could there be live cinema and how is it different from live television?” Coppola said at the conference. “And how would you do it and why would you do it? People ask me why I would want to give up that control. But there’s something »


- Bill Desowitz

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‘Captain Marvel’: Brie Larson Confirmed to Play Marvel Hero in Standalone Film

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As is their standard, Marvel brought out the big guns at this year’s Comic-Con, with a panel that included new looks at upcoming features — like “Doctor Strange” and “Spider-Man: Homecoming” — and new information on others, from “Black Panther” to the next “Guardians of the Galaxy” feature.

But they may have saved the best piece of news for last.

As the panel wound down to its end, Marvel head honcho Kevin Feige took one last moment to announce a long-rumored piece of major casting news: Brie Larson as Captain Marvel.

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The Oscar winner has been rumored for the part — including a standalone film and what we can only assume will be a number of appearances in other Marvel Cinematic Universe properties — for months, but now it’s finally official.

The Larson-starring “Captain Marvel” will arrive on March »


- Kate Erbland

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Lupita Nyong’o Officially Joins Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

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Lupita Nyong’o is keeping her career in the Disney family.

The “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” actress has officially joined the upcoming film “Black Panther,” producer Kevin Feige announced during Marvel Studios’ Comic-Con presentation today. The Oscar winner will play Nakia, one of the women who are part of the illustrious Dora Milaje, an order of women who are groomed to possibly be wives of and act as bodyguards to the king of Wakanda.

Nyong’o will star opposite Chadwick Boseman, whom we first saw play Black Panther, aka T’Challa, in “Captain America: Civil War.” Other new cast members who have been confirmed for the film include Michael B. Jordan as warrior and strategist Erik Killmonger and Danai Gurira as Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje sisterhood.

Marvel also unveiled the “Black Panther” logo, seen above. Ryan Coogler directs the film, which will be released on Nov. »


- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Star Trek’ New Series and Ship’s Name Are a Real ‘Discovery’

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The next adventure in “Star Trek” will be a discovery for all.

At the “Star Trek” 50th anniversary panel at Comic-Con today, executive producer Bryan Fuller showed the first footage from the upcoming CBS All Access series. The image of the ship and the logo, which can be seen below, revealed the series’s new name: “Star Trek: Discovery.” The series title takes its name from the universe’s newest starship, the U.S.S. Discovery.

The new series “needs to continue to be progressive, to push boundaries,” Fuller told the Comic-Con crowd. “There’s nothing like the guiding light that Gene Roddenberry hung in the sky.”

He also confirmed that more anthology nature of the series. “We’re going to be telling stories like a novel, chapter by chapter by chapter,” he told the astounded Shatner, who pretended to not comprehend a non-episodic model.

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‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’ Trailer: Elijah Wood Electrifies Murder-Mystery Series

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BBC America has your new favorite comedy premiering this fall. The network released the first look at “Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” during their Saturday panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Stars Elijah Wood, Samuel Barnett, Hannah Marks, Jade Eshete, along with lead writer and executive producer Max Landis and showrunner Robert Cooper, discussed the upcoming series, which is now in production.

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency” follows Wood as loner Todd who’s life, after the bizarre murder of a millionaire, is thrust into the orbit of Dirk Gently (Barnett), an eccentric detective who believes they’re destined to solve the murder-mystery together. Upon meeting this new pal, his realizes that his life will never be the same. Crossing unlikely paths with a bevy of wild and dangerous characters, each episode lands them »


- Liz Calvario

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Marvel’s ‘Legion’: First Look at Noah Hawley’s Edgy New ‘X-Men’ Drama

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“He may be the most powerful mutant we’ve ever encountered.”

FX has released the first look at “Legion,” “Fargo” creator Noah Hawley’s original take on a drama inside the world of “X-Men.”

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The trailer was unveiled during San Diego Comic-Con. “Legion” centers on David Haller (Professor X’s son), “a troubled young man who may be more than human. Diagnosed as schizophrenic, David has been in and out of psychiatric hospitals for years. But after a strange encounter with a fellow patient, he’s confronted with the possibility that the voices he hears and visions might be real.”

Hawley told us last fall that he was drawn to Haller because “here’s a character who is schizophrenic on some level, a character struggling with mental illness. Is he crazy or does he have these powers? »


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‘The Expanse’ Season 2 Teaser Trailer: Thomas Jane Dives Further Into The Space Colony Conspiracies

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The first teaser for Season 2 of Syfy’s hit series “The Expanse” was revealed during Saturday’s Comic-Con panel. The trailer was shown exclusively to fans of the series in attendance, and now here is your chance to see it for yourself.

The panel was moderated by Adam Savage and included cast members Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Cas Anvar, newcomer Frankie Adams and executive producers Naren Shankar and Mark Fergus.

Read More: ‘Orphan Black’ Prepares For The End With Two New Videos Shared At Comic-Con

The first look is filled with intense scenes as Miller (Jane) and the crew of the Rocinante continue to unravel the mystery of the alien protomolecule unleashed on Eros station. 

Season 2 will pick up right after the protomolecule started its consumption on the station. Showrunner Shankur has previously told Entertainment Weekly that Miller would have a larger part in the upcoming season, »


- Liz Calvario

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‘Fantastic Beasts’ Trailer: Eddie Redmayne Fights Against Magical Creatures & No-Majs

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Director David Yates made his Hall H debut at Comic-Con to unleash the latest trailer of the highly-anticipated film, “Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.” Joined by Eddie Redmayne, who passed out wands to the audience, the Oscar-winner led the room in a Luminous Maxima spell before they revealed the sneak peek.

The newest preview of the Jk Rowling-written adventure sees Redmayne as the magizoologist Newt Scamander, who travels to New York in 1926 for a meeting with the Magical Congress of the United States of America with a magical briefcase containing a host of dangerous creatures. After the beasts accidentally escape, it’s up to Scamander to try to get them back before the wizarding authorities catch him, and before Wizard/No-Maj relations become any more strained as a result of a potential catastrophe. Newt soon teams up with a couple of witches and a no-maj who will »


- Liz Calvario

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‘King Arthur: Legend of the Sword’ Trailer: Guy Ritchie Brings His Dynamic Style To The Classic Tale

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Charlie Hunnam is the chosen one in Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” The first trailer was showcased at Saturday’s Comic-Con celebration, where fans had the chance to see the epic fantasy action/adventure come to life.

Starring Hunnam in the title role, Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the film that is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth. The story traces Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne.

When the child Arthur’s father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city.  But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

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- Liz Calvario

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‘Family Guy’ Won’t Do Any More ‘Star Wars’ Parodies, and Here’s Why

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Don’t expect to see any more “Star Wars” parodies from Fox’s animated hit “Family Guy.”

The show produced three “Star Wars” homages (2007’s “Blue Harvest,” 2009’s “Something, Something, Something Dark Side” and 2010’s “It’s a Trap!”) several years ago. But that was back before Disney acquired Lucasfilm and jumpstarted the franchise.

“The new regime is a little more difficult to deal with,” executive producer Alec Sulkin said. “Before we were just dealing with Lucasfilm. Seth [MacFarlane] had a good relationship with them. It’s not that Seth has a bad relationship with Disney, but they’re a bit more rigid.”

Executive producer Rich Appel said it was understandable, as “they’re a little more careful now that they’re rolling out new movies.”

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Meanwhile, David Tennant, Kyle Chandler, Jacob Tremblay and the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Flea are among »


- Michael Schneider

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‘Aliens’ 30th Anniversary Comic-Con Panel: Watch The Q&A Live Stream Now

23 July 2016 1:30 PM, PDT

This year marks the 30th anniversary of James Cameron’s landmark sci-fi action film “Aliens,” a critical and commercial hit that’s widely considered one of the best films of the 1980s.

The first sequel to the film “Alien,” stars Sigourney Weaver as Ellen Ripley, the sole survivor of the attack on the Nostromo, as she returns to the planet where her crew encountered the Alien, only this time with a crew of space marines. Naturally, everything goes wrong, and it’s up to Ripley to stop another attack from killing her and a traumatized young girl named Newt (Carrie Henn).

Now, the film’s cast are celebrating the anniversary with a panel at this year’s Comic-Con, with a live stream Q&A featuring questions from audience members and the Internet. The people participating include James Cameron, producer Gale Anne Hurd, Sigourney Weaver, Bill Paxton, Lance Henriksen, Paul Reiser, »


- Vikram Murthi

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