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‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Release Dates Confirmed: Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD and Digital

5 hours ago | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Today Disney and Lucasfilm made it official: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story from director Gareth Edwards and starring Felicity JonesDiego LunaBen MendelsohnDonnie YenMads MikkelsenAlan Tudyk, Jiang Wen and Forest Whitaker will make its Blu-ray, Blu-ray 3D and DVD debut on April 4th, 2017.

You'll be able to watch Star Wars: Rogue One two weeks prior on March 24th when the first standalone Star Wars film is released exclusively on Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere. All high definition versions will be presented in 7.1 DTS-hd Master Audio.

Star Wars: Rogue One was a beast at the box office this past holiday season, earning over one billion at the global box office and proving the Star Wars franchise could stand on its own two feet without the core Skywalker mythology involved.

Bonus features are notably missing any of the deleted and re-shot footage from the third act. »

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‘Fargo’ Season 3 Premiere Date Set by FX

6 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

FX has set the premiere date for the third season of “Fargo.” The newest installment of the anthology series from writer and executive producer Noah Hawley will debut Wednesday, April 19 at 10 p.m. on the cable channel.

Currently in production in Calgary, the third season of “Fargo” stars Ewan McGregor as twins Emmit and Ray Stussy — Emmit the parking-lot king of Minnesota, Ray a balding, pot-bellied parole officer who blames his brother for his misfortunes. Carrie Coon, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, and David Thewlis also star.

The new season is set in the year 2010, making it the most contemporary installment in the crime-drama anthology loosely inspired by the films of Joel and Ethan Coen. Speaking at the Television Critics association press tour in January, executive producer Warren Littlefield said of Hawley’s approach to the season, “Noah is enjoying that technology in many ways is supposed to unite; and, in fact, perhaps »

- Daniel Holloway

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Angelina Jolie Lines Up New Acting, Directing Projects (Exclusive)

11 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Hollywood and Asian royalty rubbed shoulders Feb. 18 at the Cambodian premiere of Angelina Jolie's new directorial endeavor, First They Killed My Father. Adapted from Khmer Rouge survivor Loung Ung’s memoir, the movie tells the story of Ung’s dramatic childhood and features a cast of mostly nonprofessionals, reproducing the nightmare of life under Pol Pot.

Noticeably absent from the low-key affair — held in the Cambodian city of Angkor — were Hollywood A-listers, including Netflix's chief content officer, Ted Sarandos, who, sources say, paid a whopping $25 million for the Khmer-language release, due out this fall, with an awards-qualifying rollout »

- Tatiana Siegel

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Fox’s Marvel Pilot Casts Jamie Chung As Blink

8 hours ago | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Jamie Chung is crossing over from the DC to the Marvel universe. The actress, who recurred as Valerie Vale on Batman prequel series Gotham, has been cast as a series regular on another Fox comic book drama project, the X-Men-themed untitled Marvel pilot. Written by Matt Nix and directed by Bryan Singer, the pilot focuses on two ordinary parents who discover their children possess mutant powers. Forced to go on the run from a hostile government, the family joins up with an… »

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Leah Adler, Mother of Steven Spielberg, Dies at 97

21 February 2017 5:31 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Leah Adler, the mother of Steven Spielberg who fostered his interest in filmmaking, died Tuesday. She was 97.

Adler, a former concert pianist, died in Los Angeles, according to a spokesperson for Spielberg's production company, Amblin Entertainment.

Raised during the Roaring Twenties and the Depression with her older brother Bernard, Adler developed a love of music when she learned piano at the age of 5. She later studied at the Music Conservatory in Cincinnati and graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Home Economics.

In February 1945, she married electrical engineer Arnold Meyer Spielberg and they had »

- Mike Barnes

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Demi Lovato on Her New Documentary: Mental Health Is ‘Just as Important as Physical Health’

39 minutes ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In 2008, at age 16, Demi Lovato became a rising star, landing the lead role in Disney Channel’s hit original movie “Camp Rock” alongside the Jonas Brothers, rapidly becoming a teen icon. That same year, she signed a recording deal with Hollywood Records, releasing her debut album “Don’t Forget,” which bowed at No. 2 on the Billboard Top 100. Before the release of the album, Lovato began her own tour, and appeared on the Jonas Brothers’ Burnin’ Up Tour.

Though Lovato’s success was apparent, her internal struggles were largely shielded. In 2011, with a history of drug abuse and self-harm, she entered rehab, where she was diagnosed with bipolar depression. Since her diagnosis, Lovato has been vocal about living with a mental illness and her journey through recovery. She is the spokesperson for Be Vocal, an initiative focused on helping individuals and communities with mental illness advocate for themselves and for others. »

- Sarah Ahern

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Inauguration Singer Jackie Evancho Has Already Turned on Trump

50 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Jackie Evancho, the 16-year-old “America’s Got Talent” star who performed the national anthem at Donald Trump’s inauguration, has spoken out against the president for his decision to rescind Obama Administration-era protections for transgender public school students. Evancho has an older transgender sister, 18-year-old Juliet, who is currently suing her Pittsburgh school district for refusing to allow trans students to use identity-corresponding bathrooms. I am obviously disappointed in the @Potus decision to send the #transgender bathroom issue to the states to decide. #sisterlove – jackie evancho (@jackieevancho) February 22, 2017 It was reported today by the New York Times that Trump intends to reverse the. »

- Jeremy Fuster

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The Afterlife Is Real in Trailer for Robert Redford, Jason Segel and Rooney Mara’s ‘The Discovery’

54 minutes ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Netflix dropped its first full trailer for “The Discovery,” the sci-fi film starring Robert Redford, Jason Segel, and Rooney Mara that offers a new take on the meaning of life and death.

Redford plays Dr. Harper, a scientist whose verification of the afterlife, or a “new plane of existence” changes the way people think about death. In fact, it seems to make people want it, sparking more than a million suicides around the world by those attempting to “get there.”

“How can you keep a discovery so vital to our existence a secret?” Redford’s Harper says in the trailer after Mary Steenburgen’s journalist character asks a question about his personal responsibility.


Jason Segel’s Takeaway From Sundance Sci-Fier ‘The Discovery’? Robert Redford Is ‘the Ultimate Man’

The trailer also seems to suggest some manipulation of time with rewinds and repetitive shots. Spooky characters come in and out of frame, »

- Dani Levy

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James O’Keefe Threatens to Leak ‘Hundreds of Hours’ of CNN Newsroom Footage

57 minutes ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Conservative activist James O’Keefe says he’s got the goods on CNN, threatening a Wikileaks-style dump of “hundreds of hours” of unaired newsroom footage. “We’re calling it CNN Leaks,” O’Keefe told CNN via a phone interview on Wednesday, adding that “part one” would be dropped on Thursday at about 10 a.m. Et. “This is all legally recorded information,” he said. Also Read: James O'Keefe, NPR-Slayer: What Kind of Journalist is This? Using undercover stings to trap his targets, O’Keefe has earned a shady reputation for his questionable tactics. His past “exposés” have been criticized for unethical editing practices. »

- Itay Hod

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25 Genre Films That Should Have Been Nominated for Best Picture

59 minutes ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Despite their box office popularity, genre films rarely earn Academy Award nominations for best picture. Here are 25 sci-fi, horror and thriller films that, in retrospect, were probably superior to many of the films that were nominated for Oscar’s top prize.

Related storiesOscar Best Picture Nominees Get the Honest Trailer TreatmentPresident Trump Probably Won't Watch the Oscars, Sean Spicer SaysSeth Meyers Cries, Screams and Panders in 'Oscar Bait' Trailer (Watch) »

- Matthew Chernov

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‘Flip or Flop’ Star Christina El Moussa Splits With Contractor Gary Anderson

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Christina El Moussa is single — but that doesn’t mean that she’s ready to flip back onto the market for a new man. A spokesperson for the “Flip or Flop” star told TheWrap on Wednesday that El Moussa is currently unattached, and that entering a new relationship “is the last thing on her mind.” “Christina is single and being in a relationship is the last thing on her mind,” El Moussa’s spokesperson said. “She is taking this time to focus on her children and herself.” Also Read: 'Flip or Flop' Star Christina El Moussa Targeted by Skin-Product 'Scam, »

- Tim Kenneally

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How Crunchyroll Turned a Niche Audience Into a Streaming Powerhouse

1 hour ago | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Anime, has long had a devoted — if niche — fan base in the U.S. But with anime-focused streaming service Crunchyroll hitting 1 million paid subscribers this month, it also provides a snapshot (or sketch) into what works in the new world of internet television. To put Crunchyroll’s size in perspective, HBO Now has about 2 million subscribers. CBS All Access has 1.5 million. And that 1 million doesn’t include the ad-supported free version of Crunchyroll, whose parent company Ellation is owned by Otter Media, a joint venture between At&T and The Chernin Group. While many of its competitors have a »

- Matt Pressberg

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Food Network Star Alton Brown Dishes on Oscar DPs

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Why care what longtime Food Network personality Alton Brown thinks about the nominees in the Oscar’s cinematography category? Because he knows lenses, film stock, and formats as well as he knows ingredients, recipes, and cooking techniques.

“I started off as a cameraman when I was still in college, and moved into shooting music videos in the ‘80s, then became a full-time cinematographer and a director-cameraman for TV spots, which I did for about 10 years,” Brown says.

Eventually burnt out by the ad business, Brown saw two choices. “I could either move on to New York or Hollywood and concentrate on shooting, or I could go to culinary school and try to make a food show.”

He chose the latter, resulting in the groundbreaking 14-season series “Good Eats,” which holds up so well that repeats continue airing today. Brown directed 200 of its 250 episodes. He calls his latest show, “Iron Chef Gauntlet, »

- Paula Hendrickson

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Judge Pauses Enforcement of IMDb Actor Age Censorship Law

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

A federal court judge on Wednesday granted IMDb a preliminary injunction against California’s legislation requiring subscription entertainment database sites to remove an actor’s age, if requested by the actor.

U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria issued the ruling three months after IMDb filed a lawsuit attempting to invalidate the Ab 1687 legislation. “It’s difficult to imagine how Ab 1687 could not violate the First Amendment,” he said.

The injunction stays the enforcement of the new law. IMDb had contended in its suit that the law, which applies only to subscription sites such as IMDb Pro, was unconstitutional.


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“The statute prevents IMDb from publishing factual information (information about the ages of people in the entertainment industry) on its website for public consumption,” Chhabria wrote in the ruling. “This is a restriction of non-commercial speech on the basis of content.”

SAG-aftra, which lobbied for the legislation, »

- Dave McNary

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Oscar Best Picture Nominees Get the Honest Trailer Treatment

1 hour ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The ever-clever Honest Trailers produced by Screen Junkies just wouldn’t be the same without an Oscar installment. In the newest edition, Hollywood gets roasted for its selection of nine best picture nominees. “They’ve got to stop releasing all these movies at the same time,” the voiceover mocks. With less than a week to go before Hollywood’s biggest night, the industry could probably use a couple lighthearted jokes.

The video runs through all the nominees, beginning with “Arrival” and moving onto “Lion” (“If you say you’ve seen this, you’re probably lyin’.”) “Hell or High Water” gets the same treatment. Paired with clips of “True Grit,” the trailer promises viewers a chance to hear “that one grizzled cowboy voice Jeff Bridges does.”

“For a film that’s so entertaining, straightforward, and unpretentious, it has no chance of actually winning best picture,” says the voiceover. Touche, Screen Junkies. »

- Dani Levy

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'Finding Neverland': Theater Review

1 hour ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

When Finding Neverland opened on Broadway in 2015 after a famously troubled incubation and took a critical hammering, the initial box-office receipts seemed to reflect a prevailing notion about the show: How could a musical about the birth of Peter Pan, with the likable stars from Glee and Frasier, be anything other than charming? But while this adaptation of the 2004 Johnny Depp film does have adorable children, a shaggy dog, pixie dust and a few truly stirring moments, it's also packed with dark themes, bland songs and bleak choreography, none of which are particularly kid-friendly.

Though the touring version »

- Deborah Wilker

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Brad Garrett Cast in CBS Pilot ‘The Get’

1 hour ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Brad Garrett has been cast in CBS’ pilot “The Get,” a drama about a team of investigative journalists.

Garrett is set to play Bill, described as a hardworking reporter who has spent his life working up to the position of executive producer. He joins existing cast member Emayatzy Corinealdi, who will play Noelle, described as a fearless journalist who never backs down from a story she cares about.

Produced by CBS Television Studios, “The Get” follows a team of tireless internet journalists as they pursue and expose stories of injustice using their unconventional investigative techniques in today’s anything-goes world of reporting.

The pilot hales from writer and executive producer Bridget Carpenter and CBS Television Studios. Carpenter previously served as showrunner on Hulu time-travel drama “11.22.63,” which she executive produced with J.J. Abrams. She was a consulting producer on the first season of Abrams’ HBO sci-fi drama “Westworld.” Her other television credits include Sundance TV’s “The Red Road,” NBC »

- Daniel Holloway

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