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The first season of Hulu’s religious drama “The Path” ended with several cliffhangers, and when season two resumes on Jan. 25, those questions will get answered.
Is Dr. Steven Meyer alive, or was Eddie (Aaron Paul) hallucinating? Will Sarah (Michelle Monaghan) tell anyone her discovery about Cal (Hugh Dancy) having written the final rungs, or will he get away with Silas’ murder? Will Sarah and Eddie reconcile, or will he forever be shunned from his children?
But beyond those plot twists, season two will delve deeper into the themes of faith and religion that drove the complex drama.
“I think we’re grappling with these questions of what people believe when people corrupt their power,” creator and executive Jessica Goldberg tells Variety, referring to Meyerist Movement leader Cal, who’s on the verge of being exposed. “It’s also just about human beings dealing with being broken, and dealing with the damage.” While »
- Debra Birnbaum
In 2015, Walt Disney released “Star Wars: Episode VII — The Force Awakens,” the first film in the “Star Wars” sequel trilogy set 30 years after the events of the 1983 film “Return of the Jedi.” Though the franchise’s first stand-alone film “Rogue One” was released last year to decidedly mixed reviews, fans are awaiting any information about the next film in the official saga. Today, Disney officially released the name of the next film in the trilogy: “The Last Jedi.” It is written and directed by Rian Johnson and will be released this December.
Rian Johnson has previously directed three feature films: “Brick,” a hardboiled detective story following high school students in a California suburb, which received the Special Jury Prize for Originality of Vision at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival; “The Brothers Bloom,” about two con »
- Vikram Murthi
Six years have passed since director Dee Rees’ taut Brooklyn coming-of-age drama “Pariah,” and she’s been long overdue for tackling more ambitious material. As if making up for lost time, Rees returns with a sweeping period epic that operates on a far grander level.
With “Mudbound,” a dynamic post-wwii tale of racial tension and squandered opportunities in the deep south, Rees juggles a complex ensemble and heavy material with the confidence of a veteran storyteller. While not every aspect of this massive tapestry justifies its place in the 132-minute running time, Rees nevertheless delivers a complex look at social boundaries and the fragile efforts to correct the prejudices that define them.
Based on Hillary Jordan’s 2008 novel (which draws from her own troubled family history), “Mudbound” explores its setting with an epic sweep. It’s a somber portrait of two families, one black and the other white, both struggling »
- Eric Kohn
Samuel Brace on The Young Pope…
Every once and a while, a new show comes along that makes a statement, a statement not necessarily thematic – though this one does – but a statement regarding its quality, one that says, “look out world, you’re going to have to be better now”.
This is exactly what new HBO drama (a joint venture with Sky Atlantic and Canal +) has done with the Jude Law led The Young Pope. Directed in its entirety by Paulo Sorrentino, the show first debuted in Europe towards the end of last year and made its Us debut this month. And what a show it is. The concept, while kind of intriguing on paper – a new, young American Pope (Jude Law) takes office and does general Pope like things – but in actuality, when in the actual process of consuming its content, it’s another beast entirely. It’s actually very special indeed. »
- Samuel Brace
If that amazingly dreary, independent film-flavored first trailer wasn’t enough, yesterday saw the release of yet another strong trailer for Logan, the latest in the series of Wolverine-focused X-Men spinoffs. Logan also looks to be Hugh Jackman’s last outing as the popular X-Men character, and as such, he’d really need to go out on a high note. So this couldn’t just be a standard superhero movie. After several films with Wolverine at the center, we needed something a lot more.
In a world where superhero films permeate the film industry on every level, that first trailer really set the film apart. Rather than have crazy, world-ending stakes, this film dared to be personal. Now that that element seemed to be driven home by the more action-oriented second trailer, only one question remains: can the film live up to the hype set by the trailers?
So how does it hold up? »
- Joseph Medina
Some of your favorite shows could have turned out a lot differently.
It's more and more common to see key characters get killed off of their shows, but we have a list of characters who managed to stick around despite the initial plans.
For many of them, it was the actor's charm or the fan's reaction that convinced the writer's to change their stories.
See below for 14 characters who were originally supposed to die, and let us know which one surprises you the most!
1. Jack Shephard (Lost) Believe it or not, Jack Shephard was originally supposed to die during pilot episode as a way to let the audience know that anything could happen on Lost. 2. Jesse Pinkman (Breaking Bad) Who ever thought we'd be greatful for the writer's strike? Turns out, Jesse Pinkman was originally supposed to be killed off on Breaking Bad Season 1 Episode 9, but thanks to the strike, »
- Ashley Bissette Sumerel
Earlier this month, we reported that Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams would be starring in a movie called Game Night, but a game night with two people is just a romantic Ticket To Ride session. To have a proper game night, you need at least one additional person, and Bateman and McAdams have found such a person in famous Breaking Bad and Friday Night Lights murderer Jesse Plemons. According to Variety, Plemons is “in negotiations” to join the project, and if he does, he’ll presumably be one of the night’s other attendees.
We still don’t know very much else about the film, but we do know that something during Game Night’s game night “goes terribly wrong.” That could suggest some brutal relationship drama, where maybe two of the people get into a huge fight over Sequence, or it could be something more fantastical, like a game »
- Sam Barsanti
Jonathan Goldstein and John Francis Daley — the directing duo behind the 2015 comedy “Vacation” — will helm the movie with Bateman producing alongside James Garavente for Aggregate Films. John Davis and John Fox will produce for Davis Entertainment. Goldstein and Daley also wrote the latest draft of the screenplay.
“Game Night” follows several couples who gather for their regularly-planned game night when something goes terribly wrong. Max Perez wrote the original draft.
Production is expected to start sometime in the first quarter.
Plemons has “The Discovery” premiering at this »
- Justin Kroll
Breaking Bad alum Dean Norris has been cast as a regular on Claws, TNT’s darkly comedic drama starring Niecy Nash that recently was picked up to series with a 10-episode order. Set in a South Florida nail salon, the dramedy hails from executive producers Rashida Jones, Will McCormack and Janine Sherman Barrois, who serves as showrunner. Written/co-executive produced by Eliot Laurence and directed by Nicole Kassell, Claws follows the rise of five diverse and treacherous… »
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Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.
Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
The film stars Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, Rj Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, »
- Michelle McCue
Directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac), the Power Rangers big-screen redux stars Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, Rj Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) as Zordon, Bill Hader as the voice of Alpha 5, and Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games) as Rita Repulsa.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threats. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to »
- Phil Wheat
Power Rangers movie trailer: Lionsgate release a first look at footage from the upcoming reboot.
Watch the Power Rangers movie trailer below.
Lionsgate have just dropped the first trailer for the upcoming Power Rangers movie, which hits cinemas this coming March.
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.
- Paul Heath
Bidding wars have already begun for the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. Buyers snapped up six titles in the days leading up to the fest, including one that A24 purchased sight unseen: David Lowery’s “A Ghost Story,” starring Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara. Other movies acquired in the past two weeks are “Berlin Syndrome” (Netflix), “Call Me By Your Name” (Sony Pictures Classics), “Casting JonBenet” (Netflix), “Cries From Syria” (HBO for television rights) and “Long Strange Trip” (Amazon).
Read More: Sundance 2017: Netflix, Vertical Acquire ‘Berlin Syndrome’
With 120 features playing at Sundance, there are plenty of hot titles remaining for acquisition executive, though it will be tough for any film to exceed last year’s $17.5 million purchase of “The Birth of a Nation” by Fox Searchlight, the biggest deal in the festival’s history.
Which movies are likely to have buyers lining up in the cold this year? Here are 14 hot »
- Graham Winfrey
You can tell Bob Odenkirk is the perfect loser in Girlfriend's Day because he plays a professional greeting card writer. The irony of such a job for such a character has been seen before in The Lonely Guy, Missing Pieces, Mr. Deeds, (500) Days of Summer and, with a bit of variation, Her. In this new movie, a Netflix original, the main premise is that he used to be the best at it and now must reign again through a contest related to the titular new holiday. Odenkirk seems perfect for the role, as it's almost like he's playing his TV character Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad and now Better Call Saul as a writer instead of a lawyer. He co-wrote the script with his old Mr. Show collaborator Eric Hoffman...
- Christopher Campbell
Pioneering the new genre of greeting card comedy noir, Netflix has released a trailer for Bob Odenkirk’s new dark comedy Girlfriend’s Day. The film sees Odenkirk play a down-on-his luck penner of smarmy odes to mothers, fathers, and all the other standard recipients of Hallmark’s industrially packaged warmth, whose life takes a turn for the surreal when the government announces a greeting card contest for a new holiday, and all the best entrants wind up dead.
Besides the pleasure of Odenkirk as a deadpan, bumfight-loving former romantic, Girlfriend’s Day is stuffed with recognizable comedy names. Andy Richter, June Diane Raphael, Natasha Lyonne, Toby Huss, and even Odenkirk’s old Breaking Bad co-star Steven Michael Quezada all stop by to turn his hapless protagonist’s life into a saccharine-tinged hell. Girlfriend’s Day debuts (of course) on Valentine’s Day, February 14.
- William Hughes
Breaking Bad is one of the biggest hits in AMC’s history. The show is about a family man and high school chemistry teacher named Walter White. When he discovers that he has lung cancer, he teams up to cook crystal meth with a former student of his, Jesse Pinkman. The show has since ended. Currently, there is a spin off called, Better Call Saul. It is the story of Walter and Jesse’s unethical lawyer Saul Goodman. It is the story of how he turned into the person that he was in Breaking Bad. There are many people who would love
Will We Ever See Breaking Bad on TV Again? »
- Nat Berman
Better Call Saul hasn’t exactly been subtle with its hints that Breaking Bad baddie Gus Fring would come knocking in the very near future. Last week, they went so far as to release a Los Pollos Hermanos “commercial” featuring Giancarlo Esposito back in character. But it’s only now they’ve finally gone and made it official. Yes, […]
The post ‘Better Call Saul’ Season 3 Gets a Premiere Date, a Clip, and a Fried Chicken Kingpin appeared first on /Film. »
- Angie Han
AMC has been dropping plenty of hints that Breaking Bad villain Gus Fring is set to make an appearance in Better Call Saul, not least the ‘Taste the Family’ commercial for Los Pollos Hermanos which arrived online last week.
I'm back!! What you've been waiting for, the rise of Gus is coming! Check this out…#PollosHermanos pic.twitter.com/CLQubJVWNK
— Giancarlo Esposito (@quiethandfilms) January 11, 2017
Season three of Better Call Saul will get underway on AMC in the Spring. »
- Gary Collinson
It was only a matter of time, wasn’t it? Nipping at the heels of last week’s delightful teaser, AMC has officially confirmed that Better Call Saul will return to the airwaves this April with a familiar face in tow: Giancarlo Esposito’s glowering Gustavo Fring.
Pegged for a premiere on April 10, Better Call Saul season 3 will do good on last year’s enticing teases and ensure Bob Odenkirk’s Jimmy McGill crosses paths with the illustrious drug kingpin. Los Pollos Hermanos is also back, and when Esposito was pressed about how his villainous Gus Fring fits into the picture, the actor told budding fans to expect a “more immature” version of the character compared to that seen in Breaking Bad.
Given Better Call Saul is, first and foremost, a prequel series, news that AMC’s spinoff will introduce a more wet-behind-the-ears businessman shouldn’t be all that surprising. »
- Michael Briers
Jimmy McGill's life is going to get even more complicated. AMC has announced that season three of Better Call Saul will debut on Monday, April 10th. The 10 episode season is expected to conclude on June 12th.Here are the press notes from , as well as an extended season three preview:The Emmy(R)-nominated series "Better Call Saul" will return for Season 3 on Monday, April 10th at 10:00 p.m. Et/Pt. The new season follows the twists and turns of Jimmy McGill's (Bob Odenkirk) devolution toward "Breaking Bad's" Saul Goodman - Albuquerque's most notorious criminal lawyer. Six years before he meets Walter White, Jimmy is a more or less law-abiding, small-time attorney hustling to champion his underdog clients, build his practice and somehow make a name for himself.Read More… »
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