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‘Logan’ Post-Credits Scene Confirmed, Hugh Jackman Rules Out Deadpool/Wolverine Movie

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Logan” is wonderfully different. A movie that operates more like a drama or western that anything involving people with special powers, it’s arguably a new classic in the genre (read our review), and pushes the boundaries what the can be done with the superhero movie. James Mangold doesn’t follow any rulebook from Marvel or DC Films….except in one department….

Rumors started surfacing over the past few days that 20th Century Fox had quietly added a few more minutes of additional runtime to “Logan,” prompting speculation that post-credits sting was being added.

Continue reading ‘Logan’ Post-Credits Scene Confirmed, Hugh Jackman Rules Out Deadpool/Wolverine Movie at The Playlist. »


- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Partridge Family’ Star David Cassidy Reveals He Has Dementia

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David Cassidy, star of the hit 70s TV series “The Partridge Family,” revealed on Monday that he is battling dementia. “I was in denial, but a part of me always knew this was coming,” Cassidy said in an interview with People Magazine, adding that his mother and grandfather had also suffered from the degenerative brain disease. Cassidy, 66, also announced he was retiring from his post-“Partridge” career as a musician to concentrate on dealing with his health. Last weekend, Cassidy struggled to remember lyrics to songs he has been performing for decades and staggered off the stage during a concert in. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Gerald Hirschfeld, Cinematographer on 'Young Frankenstein' and 'Fail-Safe,' Dies at 95

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Gerald Hirschfeld, the veteran cinematographer who shot the films Fail-Safe and Young Frankenstein in beautiful black and white, died Feb. 13 of natural causes at his home in Ashland, Ore., a family spokesman said. He was 95.

Hirschfeld was the American Society of Cinematographers' most senior member, having joined the organization in 1951, and he received its prestigious Presidents Award in 2007.

Hirschfeld's first major assignment came for director Sidney Lumet on the taut Cold War drama Fail-Safe (1964), and he brilliantly captured the look of the Universal monster movies of the 1930s with »


- Mike Barnes

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Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Tops Social Media Buzz

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Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” topped social media buzz last week as it generated nearly 130,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct service.

Disney released a new behind-the-scenes clip on Valentines Day, Feb. 14. The live-action romance, starring Emma Watson, has produced a total of 987,000 new conversations on social media.

Bill Condon directed the adaptation, which also stars Dan Stevens as the Beast, Ewan McGregor as Lumière, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts, Stanley Tucci as Cadenza, Kevin Kline as Maurice, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, and Audra McDonald as Madame de Garderobe.

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Disney’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” generated 101,000 new conversations last week as director Rian Johnson offered details on Feb. 15 about the movie, explaining that the story will resume from the end of “Star Wars: »


- Dave McNary

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First Look: The Cast Of Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’; Arnold Schwarzenneger Likely Not Part Of Cast

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“There’s one of two ways we can go,” writer/director Shane Black said in May of 2016. “We use [Arnold] Schwarzenegger or we don’t. And there’s advantages to using him and there’s a story to be told if we don’t, and I’m not going to tell you which one we chose, but we made a choice that I think is cool and we’ll see what happens,” Black said.

Continue reading First Look: The Cast Of Shane Black’s ‘The Predator’; Arnold Schwarzenneger Likely Not Part Of Cast at The Playlist. »


- The Playlist

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WGA Awards: ‘Moonlight’ & ‘Arrival’ Win Top Film Prizes; FX’s ‘Atlanta’ & ‘The Americans’ Lead TV – Complete Winners List

19 February 2017 8:30 PM, PST | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Moonlight’s Barry Jenkins and Arrival’s Eric Heisserer were the big film winners on Sunday night at the 69th annual WGA Awards, which were handed out at dual ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles. On the TV side, FX swept the top categories with Atlanta winning for Comedy Series and New Series, The Americans for Drama Series and The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story for Long Form Adapted. See the full list of winners below, along with video of Jenkins… »


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‘Hacksaw Ridge,’ ‘La La Land,’ ‘Westworld’ Win Golden Reel Sound Editing Awards

19 February 2017 10:45 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mel Gibson’s World War II drama “Hacksaw Ridge” claimed top honors at the Motion Picture Sound Editors’ (MPSE) 64th annual Golden Reel Awards Sunday night. The film won in both the FX/Foley and Dialogue/Adr categories. “La La Land” won in the musical field.

Awards also went to “Warcraft: The Beginning” and “Moana,” among others.

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On the television side, “Westworld” won prizes in both the short form and long form categories. “Penny Dreadful,” “The Night Of” and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let’s Do the Time Warp Again” were also recognized.

Guillermo del Toro received the organization’s Filmmaker Award, while sound editor Harry Cohen (“Kill Bill,” “Blood Diamond,” “Lone Survivor”) accepted a career achievement honor.

Hacksaw Ridge” and “La La Land” are Oscar-nominated for best sound editing this year along with “Arrival,” “Hacksaw Ridge” and “Sully. »


- Kristopher Tapley

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Curt Schilling Defends Milo Before Learning What Actually Happened

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Former baseball star-turned-conservative commentator Curt Schilling is apologizing after a botched attempt to defend disgraced alt-right icon and (for now, at least) Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos on Twitter. Schilling is well-known for ludicrous political commentary, like suggesting journalists should be lynched. But he’s now (voluntarily) eating crow after learning just what it is that has critics so upset with Yiannopoulos. Also Read: Milo Yiannopoulos Denies Defending Pedophilia After Shocking Comments Emerge (Video) Yiannopoulos suffered a string of severe career setbacks in short succession today, stemming from comments he made defending pedophilia in an online video that came to light over the weekend. »


- Ross A. Lincoln

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‘Timeless': 9 Mind-Bending Questions That Need Answers in Season 2 (Spoilers)

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(Note: This post contains spoilers for the season finale of “Timeless.”) With the first season of “Timeless” now complete, the show has left a lot of dangling threads. NBC hasn’t confirmed it’ll bring “Timeless” back for a second season, but if it does, there will be plenty of time travel conundrums for the Time Team to deal with once they resume hopping through history. Flynn’s in custody, Rittenhouse has the Mothership, and secret villains are revealed. There are also some interesting sci-fi puzzles to deal with in Season 2. “Timeless” has suggested some very interesting things about how time travelers might have already. »


- Phil Hornshaw

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Berlin Film Review: ‘Hostages’

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If one of the most interesting developments in world cinema recently has been the emergence of a coherent and impressive national new wave in the former Soviet republic of Georgia, Rezo Gigineishvili’s “Hostages” perhaps marks a kind of maturation point for the movement. It’s not that the film, a fictionalized retelling of a real-life 1980s hijacking in which seven young Georgians attempted to reroute an airplane to Turkey in order to defect to the West, is any stronger or more powerful than the foundational films of this regional revival, such as George Ovashvili’s “Corn Island,” Zaza Urushadze’s Oscar-nominated “Tangerines” and last year’s stunning Karlovy Vary-awarded “The House Of Others” from Rusudan Glurjidze. If anything, it is considerably more generic and anonymous than those titles, but that in itself is a kind of progress: “Hostages” marks the point at which Georgian cinema has gained in self-confidence »


- Jessica Kiang

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Film Review: ‘Lady of the Lake’

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Indian documentary director Haobam Paban Kumar makes a promising transition to narrative features with the fantasy-tinged “Lady of the Lake.” Returning to the locale of his 2014 film “Floating Life,” Kumar charts the strained marriage of a middle-aged couple living on the extraordinary phumdis (masses of floating vegetation) in Loktak Lake in northeastern Manipur State. Unfolding against the backdrop of forced evictions and house burnings carried out by government forces since 2011, “Lady of the Lake” is light on plot but makes strong statements about human rights and the corrosive effects of living in a constant state of fear. Though commercial prospects appear slim, festivals with appropriate slots should take a look.

Adapting a short story by co-writer Sudhir Naoroibam, Kumar Kumar sets the scene with images of shacks burning on the phumdis of Loktak Lake while a fisherman watches helplessly from his boat. This arresting sequence is followed by text information »


- Richard Kuipers

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‘The Bachelor’ Recap: Nick Gets Down and Dirty on Hometown Dates (and Meets Corinne’s Nanny, Raquel)

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Like many elements of the “Bachelor” franchise, the week of hometown dates defies logic. Most self-respecting adults would not bring home a significant other after dating for only a few weeks, while also dating several other people, and expect everyone’s family to be totally chill with the prospect of a marriage proposal in the near future.

These are all hurdles that the each of Nick’s final four’s parents seem to see at first in the distance, but overcome through some combination of time, alcohol, clever editing… or maybe (just maybe) Nick is just that charming. This is to say, it’s hometown date week on “The Bachelor.” The episode covers race, gender roles, romance across international borders, and Raven 0n an Atv. Which is where we begin.

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Nick joins Raven in her hometown of (who could forget?) Hoxie, Arkansas. She is nervous to tell him that she is falling in love (which she »


- Seth Kelley

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‘Big Little Lies': Who’s Dead and Who’s the Murderer? (Photos)

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The central plot of HBO’s “Big Little Lies” revolves around someone’s murder, but the show plays coy with the details, including the identities of both the murder and their victim. The series is a fairly straightforward adaptation of Liane Moriarty’s novel, but for those who haven’t read the book, here’s a rundown of the possible scenarios. Madeline (Reese Witherspoon) Why she might be dead: It would be pretty surprising if any of the three main women turned out to be the victim, but Madeline clearly isn’t afraid to make enemies. Who probably killed her: »


- Reid Nakamura

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Watch Alex Trebek Rap Kanye West, Drake, Kendrick Lamar on ‘Jeopardy!’

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“Jeopardy!” had Alex Trebek recite rap lyrics again on Monday’s episode, sending Twitter into a frenzy. The syndicated game show is hosting its collegiate-level tournament this week and featured the category “Let’s Rap Kids!” which had the contestants guess the artist from the provided lyrics. Among the songs Trebek was tasked with rapping were “Famous” by Kanye West, “Started From the Bottom” by Drake, “6 Foot 7 Foot” by Lil Wayne and Desiigner’s 2016 hit “Panda.” Also Read: 'Jeopardy' Host Alex Trebek Raps Drake's 'Jumpman,' Enchants Twitter (Video) “I was just getting into this rap thing,” Trebek said at the end of the. »


- Reid Nakamura

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Ann Coulter on Milo Meltdown: ‘Pederasty Acceptable Only for Refugees and Illegals’

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Conservative pundit Ann Coulter has made an entire career out of saying shocking, deliberately offensive things in response to public controversies. So she did today when she weighed in on the career meltdown of Breitbart Editor and fellow conservative Milo Yiannopoulos in terms calculated for maximum outrage. Coulter’s tweet comes after video emerged over the weekend in which Yiannopoulos defended pedophiliac behavior at length, referred to people as young as 13 as “sexually mature,” and joked that his own experience as a victim of molestation made him good at oral sex. Also Read: Milo Yiannopoulos Book Dropped by Simon & Schuster Most pundits roundly condemned Yiannopoulos. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Milo and Potus: Trump Threatened to De-Fund Uc Berkeley for Yiannopoulos, But He’s Awfully Quiet Today

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Earlier this month, when Uc Berkeley canceled a planned speech by Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, President Donald Trump quickly responded by threatening to cut Berkeley’s federal funds. But on Monday, after Yiannopoulos’ comments about pedophilia cost him a book deal with Simon & Schuster and a high-profile speaking gig at this week’s Conservative Poliitcal Action Conference, Trump had nothing to say. If U.C. Berkeley does not allow free speech and practices violence on innocent people with a different point of view – No Federal Funds? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 2, 2017 Also Read: Milo Yiannopoulos Denies Defending Pedophilia After Shocking Comments Emerge. »


- Tim Molloy

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Judd Apatow: Kanye West Summoned Me to Talk About His Jacket

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Judd Apatow’s problems began with the words: “Go talk to Kanye. There’s an issue with his outfit.” Kanye West — genius rapper, militant fashion designer, mad-hatter creative and pop culture lightning rod — wanted to talk with Apatow on the set of 2013’s “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues,” the Will Ferrell franchise that Apatow produced. Apatow reflected on his experience with West on Saturday during a charity stand-up performance that also promoted his new Pete Holmes HBO series “Crashing.” Also Read: Judd Apatow on Getting Political: 'The Idea of Not Speaking Up Feels Really Wrong' (Video) “We love Kanye, but we’re worried about him, »


- Matt Donnelly

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All 23 TV Shows That Have Been Renewed or Canceled This Season (Updating Photos)

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Renewed: Grey’s Anatomy (ABC) The seminal Shondaland drama will return in the fall for Season 14. Renewed: How to Get Away With Murder (ABC) Viola Davis will return for more murder and mayhem in Season 3 of the Shondaland drama in the fall. Renewed: The Middle (ABC) The family sitcom got an early renewal for Season 9 in January. Renewed: Scandal (ABC) Kerry Washington will handle more Washington intrigue when the political nighttime soap returns for Season 4. Renewed: NCIS (CBS) The military procedural was renewed for two seasons in 2016, and will premiere Season 15 this fall. Renewed: Bob’s Burgers (Fox) The animated »


- Linda Ge

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7 China-Backed Mega Deals That Didn’t Happen, From Dick Clark to Voltage (Photos)

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China-based companies such as Wang Jianlin’s Dalian Wanda Group have spent much of the last few years agreeing to acquire American firms (including several major Hollywood players) at eye-popping prices, but getting those deals across the finish line has been easier said than done. Here are a few recent proposed mega-deals that didn’t happen as intended: Dalian Wanda Group fails to close purchase of Dick Clark Productions Chinese conglomerate Wanda agreed to pay $1 billion for the Golden Globes producer last year. But the deal is not going to close, TheWrap has learned, as Chinese regulators will not approve both the price paid. »


- Matt Pressberg

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PopPolitics: Why Late Night Is Thriving in the Trump Era (Listen)

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In the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s administration, four late-night talk shows told 195 jokes about the new president, exceeding even the level of humor about him during the campaign.

Robert Lichter, the director of the Center for Media and Public Affairs at George Mason University, tells Variety‘s “PopPolitics” on SiriusXM that “it doesn’t seem to hurt anybody’s ratings to be at war with Trump, and I suspect that in the entertainment industry now and in the L.A. area in general it is kind of a badge of honor if you are on the Trump enemy list.”

In short, he says, “They have nothing to gain from going soft on Trump.”

The Center for Media and Public Affairs’ figures are of “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Show With Stephen Colbert,” “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” and “The Daily Show With Trevor Noah.”

Colbert’s ratings in particular have gotten a boost in »


- Ted Johnson

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