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New The Lego Batman Movie Image Shows Off Batmobile… And BatFrigate?

7 hours ago

The Lego Batman Movie is fast approaching… well, no, it’s not… it’s far away, but there’s no imagery to keep you from getting depressed, and it shows off vehicles.

It isn’t really anything all that new, because it’s just something we saw in the Comic-Con trailer (see below), but it has more BatFrigates than any other image we’ve seen before, and that’s something.

As I said, it’s still oh so far away, hitting February 10th, so we have to take what we can get.

Mark your calendar, and have fun with this.


In the irreverent spirit of fun that made “The Lego® Movie” a worldwide phenomenon, the self-described leading man of that ensemble – Lego Batman – stars in his own big-screen adventure. But there are big changes brewing in Gotham, and if he wants to save the city from The Joker’s hostile takeover, »

- Marc Eastman

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TNT’s Good Behavior Gets Saks Fifth Avenue Window Treatment Through Nov. 15 Premiere

8 hours ago

I hope TNT‘s Good Behavior is on your radar, because there is no question that it is going to prove one of the most interesting new shows of the year.

Starring Downton Abbey’s Michelle Dockery, the show follows Letty Raines, a thief and con artist who inhabits several personas that are identified by a particular wig.

To help celebrate the upcoming show, Saks Fifth Avenue has partnered with TNT and unveiled dedicated windows at the New York and Beverly Hills locations.

The windows will be on display, showcasing Letty’s varied looks, recreated using designer ready-to-wear from Saks Fifth Avenue, through the end of October, when New York multimedia artist Baron Von Fancy will take them over. They will then transform to display boldface quotations from the series, including Letty’s favorite phrases, “a girl can dream,” and, “people love me,” in Von Fancy’s signature style.

Take a look below, »

- Marc Eastman

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Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life Trailer Hits And All Is Right With The World

9 hours ago

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life is fast approaching release (Nov. 25), though that may seem surprising after all the hoopla, and we finally get a trailer.

While we’ve had a lot of glimpses of the plot of the unique, 4-installment adventure, the trailer finally makes it possible to put some things together.

The format alone provides room for some interesting possibilities, especially since it truly covers a year, which means that what we get from the trailer might not actually cover much, issue-wise, of what ends up happening throughout that timeframe… but, we know some things.

Lorelai and Luke are together, but Lorelai is at an uncertain place in that relationship. It’s nine years later, so it isn’t completely surprising that people would take a look at their relationship, though it’s uncertain exactly what Lorelai’s problem is. She mentions that she thought she knew what she wanted, »

- Marc Eastman

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The Accountant Review – Affleck Buoys A Flawed Construction But Only So Much

12 hours ago

Certain films manage to be worth more than they are, and The Accountant might just be the sort of venture that approaches that territory. It’s a fun flick, with positives that make it worth the ride, but it’s ultimately more interesting as the “working education” of its writer and director.

Christian Wolff (Ben Affleck) is an accountant who works for many of the most notorious people on the planet in a very specialized niche of both the criminal and accountancy worlds. As Treasury agent Ray King (J.K. Simmons) explains, criminals are not often balance sheet wizards, and if you suspect someone is cooking the books on your dirty dealings you can’t exactly head to H&R Block to have someone find out.

We get a lot of Wolff’s backstory in the film, mainly focusing on the facts that: he is somewhere on the Autism spectrum, and »

- Marc Eastman

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Jennifer Lawrence Set To Star in Zelda Fitzgerald Biopic

24 October 2016 7:39 PM, PDT

Jennifer Lawrence is everywhere these days, and while her big moneymakers are behind her for the moment (The Hunger Games, The X-Men, whatever David O. Russell makes), she’s doing some impressive branching out.

The upcoming Passengers with Chris Pratt could easily be a massive hit, despite being a quirky sci-fi with a true cast of, apparently, three.

Now she’s adding a wild biopic into the mix playing Zelda Fitzgerald. The film is being developed by Ron Howard, who may yet direct, and is likely to land as an Oscar hopeful.

Lawrence has managed some good turns playing deeper, more layered characters, especially when working with Russell, but this one may push her limits. Dramatic “crazy” is hard to pull off in a way that isn’t insulting, or boring, and Fitzgerald’s struggle with schizophrenia is as challenging a role as you could take on.

Whether anyone is »

- Marc Eastman

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Review – TV – BBC America Nails Adams

24 October 2016 1:58 PM, PDT

Douglas Adams has proven to be a notoriously difficult author to adapt to any form of video, but Dirk Gently has somehow managed to lend itself well to service as inspiration, if not actually adaptation.

Dirk Gently was already a show starring Stephen Mangan, and it was brilliant, and now BBC America brings you Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Both shows can only legitimately claim to be “inspired by” by the Douglas Adams work, and that’s probably the only way to get something that works. Adams’ writing is too specific to the medium, and largely far too “internal” to adapt in a direct way.

In the latest show, that means that there is actually little in common with the book series in terms of the actual plot, though there is still a Dirk Gently (Samuel BarnettPenny Dreadful), who is still a “holistic” detective, and there is still »

- Marc Eastman

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