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Critics Reveal Their Favorite Holiday TV Traditions — IndieWire Survey

Critics Reveal Their Favorite Holiday TV Traditions — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What are your winter holiday season viewing habits (that are not for work)? Do you have traditional go-to shows or movies? Are you looking forward to anything in particular?

Eric Deggans (@deggans), NPR

As I have written in the past, I’m not the kind of critic who loves holiday specials. Too often, they’re too hokey, too commercial, too weird (yes, Bill Murray, I still don’t get “A Very Murray Christmas”) or, in the case of countless Hallmark Channel movies, way too white. But I do have a few holiday media traditions, starting with my Spotify Holiday Tunes playlist, which gets fired up as
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Critics Reveal Their Favorite Holiday TV Traditions — IndieWire Survey

Critics Reveal Their Favorite Holiday TV Traditions — IndieWire Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What are your winter holiday season viewing habits (that are not for work)? Do you have traditional go-to shows or movies? Are you looking forward to anything in particular?

Eric Deggans (@deggans), NPR

As I have written in the past, I’m not the kind of critic who loves holiday specials. Too often, they’re too hokey, too commercial, too weird (yes, Bill Murray, I still don’t get “A Very Murray Christmas”) or, in the case of countless Hallmark Channel movies, way too white. But I do have a few holiday media traditions, starting with my Spotify Holiday Tunes playlist, which gets fired up as
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Detective Pikachu gets summer 2019 release date

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There’s a mystery afoot, and those amateurs Sherlock Holmes and Hercule Poirot aren’t up to snuff for the job. No, only detective Pikachu has what it takes, and we will all get to watch the master sleuth in action summer after next, as Universal has solidified a release date of May 10, 2019, for the upcoming video game adaptation. Starring Ryan Reynolds as the beloved icon Pikachu,... Read More...
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Watch a City Come Together and a Monster Created in These Videos From The Sinking City

I’ve been keeping a very close eye on Frogwares’ The Sinking City, which is a 3rd person horror adventure that takes place in a world that is as inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes as it is by H.P. Lovecraft and his eldritch terrors. While still early in development, the team is beginning […]

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Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (Exclusive)

Hayes Brothers, Joel Silver Teaming on Horror Film (Exclusive)
The Hayes brothers, the sibling duo behind “The Conjuring,” are teaming up with producer Joel Silver on an original horror movie.

Details are being kept under wraps, but the film is being set at Sony, where Columbia Pictures executive vice president of creative production Palak Patel will oversee the development. The brothers, Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes, have a busy dance card. They’ve been contracted to write the third installment of the “Journey to the Center of the Earth” series, and they’ve established themselves as among the preeminent creative forces in the horror genre. In addition to “The Conjuring,” the Hayes brothers have written “The Crucifixion,” “The Reaping,” and “House of Wax.”

Silver is best known as the producer of “Die Hard,” “Sherlock Holmes,” and “The Matrix.” He’s working with Sony on a remake of “Superfly,” the ’70s crime classic. Patel is involved in bringing that project to the screen as well. Before joining
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Anthony Harvey, Director Of "The Lion In Winter", Dead At 87

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Cinema Retro's Todd Garbarini and Lee Pfeiffer with Anthony Harvey at a screening of The Lion in Winter at the Loew's Jersey City, 2009.

 

By Lee Pfeiffer

Anthony Harvey, the actor who became an editor only to finally become an esteemed director, has died at age 87 at his home in Long Island. Harvey was born in London and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art with the hope of becoming an actor. However, he turned to film editing instead. On a whim he contacted Stanley Kubrick and convinced the director to hire him as editor on the 1962 production of "Lolita".  Kubrick was so impressed that he hired Harvey again to edit his next film "Dr. Strangelove". Harvey's innovative method of fast cutting won plaudits from the industry. At one point, however, disaster nearly struck when footage of a complicated sequence he had edited went missing, leading him to have to recreate
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‘Doctor Radar #1′ Review (Statix Press)

Written by Noel Simsolo | Art by Bezian | Published by Statix Press/Titan Comics

Although my comic book tastes have always primarily been skewed to American comics, and especially Marvel and DC superhero titles, I am always happy to have a dabble outside of my comfort zone. I think it’s good on a personal level to expand your horizons, and it’s good to support a diverse as possible group of books on the shelves. Both those reasons, or either one of them, are good enough reason to pick up this book. Doctor Radar was originally published in France in 2014, and going on Titan Comics track record in selecting European comics to reprint, I have high hopes for it.

The first few pages give us a taste of what is to come. Set in 1920 France, the moody art and muted colours instantly give us a strong noir flavour. We start with a prologue of sorts,
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‘Elementary’ Season 6 Expanded As CBS Orders Eight More Episodes For 21 Total

CBS has ordered eight more episodes of its Sherlock Holmes drama Elementary, whose sixth season is going up from 13 to 21 episodes. There is no premiere date or time slot for the series yet, but given its full-season order, it may debut soon. Elementary most recently aired on Sunday for a season and a half, and its back order comes on the heels of CBS opting not to order additional episodes of its new Sunday drama series Wisdom of the Crowd, creating an imminent opening…
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Stellar Fan Art Imagines Jude Law As Mar-Vell In The Captain Marvel Movie

BossLogic is at it again.

With news that Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald) is being courted for the Captain Marvel movie, BossLogic has produced a rather stellar piece that imagines The Young Pope actor as Doctor Walter Lawson (Aka Mar-Vell).

He is, in a nutshell, the mentor figure for Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), who is imbued with superhuman strength, energy projection, and flight soon after her DNA is infused with that of an extra-terrestrial. Now that’s what I call a close encounter.

As for BossLogic’s beautiful rendering, the prolific concept artist has gone for a more classic-inspired look while creating Jude Law’s Mar-Vell. In the comics, that character is often portrayed in military garb, or as a high-ranking Kree soldier, though without any official details to consult, it’s impossible to gauge the direction Marvel will eventually take. Still, if nothing else,
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We Now Know Who Jude Law May Be Playing In Captain Marvel

Forget Dr. Watson and 221b Baker Street; former Sherlock Holmes star Jude Law is now in contention to play Doctor Walter Lawson (Aka Mar-Vell) opposite Brie Larson in the Captain Marvel movie.

News broke earlier this afternoon, when Variety revealed that Law had entered talks to join the 2019 spinoff. Should a deal place, he’ll play the film’s male lead alongside Larson and, presumably, Star Wars alum Ben Mendelsohn. That post has since been updated to include the most pertinent line of the lot: Jude Law’s character, Walter Lawson, will be the all-wise mentor for Carol Danvers as she begins to wrangle her superhuman powers under control.

Indeed, those familiar with Marvel Comics will know all too well that Doctor Walter Lawson originally held the title of Captain Marvel, though it’s unclear if that lore will be woven into the fabric of Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s solo movie.
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Jude Law Joins The McU Opposite Brie Larson In ‘Captain Marvel’

He’s played lotharios, vicious villains and movie heroes, but he’s never appeared in a Marvel movie, until now. Jude Law has joined the cast of Captain Marvel, the upcoming stand-alone Marvel Studios movie set to go into production next year for a 2019 release. The Jude Law Captain Marvel news comes from trade paper Variety.

Jude Law Captain Marvel News! He Will Play Doctor Walter Lawson In Forthcoming Movie

The character that Law will not be the villain of the piece as Ben Mendelsohn has already been signed up for that role. Instead, he will play Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, who becomes a mentor of sorts to Brie Larson‘s Carol Danvers/ Captain Marvel as she tries to figure out her new powers.

The film will be set in the 1990s with Samuel L. Jackson expected to reprise his role as Nick Fury.

Related: Jude Law
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‘Captain Marvel’: Jude Law Lands Male Lead Opposite Brie Larson (Exclusive)

‘Captain Marvel’: Jude Law Lands Male Lead Opposite Brie Larson (Exclusive)
Jude Law is in negotiations to play the male lead opposite Brie Larson in Marvel’s “Captain Marvel,” sources tell Variety.

Ben Mendelsohn is on board to play the villain with “Half Nelson” helmers Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck directing. Kevin Feige is producing.

Marvel had no comment.

Geneva Robertson-Dworet wrote the most recent script with “Inside Out” scribe Meg LeFauve and Nicole Perlman penning previous drafts, which follows Carol Danvers, an Air Force pilot whose DNA is fused with that of an alien during an accident. The resulting alteration imbues her with the superpowers of strength, energy projection, and flight.

Law will be playing Doctor Walter Lawson, a.k.a. Mar-Vell, who becomes a mentor of sorts to Danvers as she tries to figure out her new powers.

At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Feige announced that the superhero film will be set in the ’90s, before the Avengers ever thought of assembling, and [link=nm
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TV Review – The Sinner

Liam Hoofe reviews The Sinner

American audiences will already be very acquainted with The Sinner. The show, adapted from the novel of the same name by Petra Hammesfahr, was a ratings success on the USA Network, and as a result has been streamed internationally by Netflix, with the full season hitting our shores last week. And, having binged watched the whole show in a little over 24 hours, it’s easy to see why.

The Sinner is not your conventional murder mystery. It strays away from the conventional whodunnit? narrative, instead, asking, why do it? The show had me hooked from the first episode, and chances are if you don’t engage with that opening 35 minutes, then there is no point in watching the rest.

The set up is simple, yet effective. Cora Tannetti is a married mother with one son. One day, at the beach, she is aggravated by a
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Netflix Buys Josh Gad-Daisy Ridley’s ‘Super-Normal’ Movie Project

Netflix Buys Josh Gad-Daisy Ridley’s ‘Super-Normal’ Movie Project
Netflix has picked up movie rights to the “Super-Normal” project with Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, and Luke Evans attached to star.

Gad is producing the project, described as a subversive take on the superhero genre, with Dan Lin and Jonathan Eirich of Lin Pictures. Evans is executive producing.

The sibling writing team of Aaron and Jordan Kandell are attached to write the script. Gad originated the idea and developed with the Kandells and Evans.

Gad stars with Ridley on “Murder on the Orient Express” and with Evans on the live-action “Beauty and the Beast.” Ryan Halprin is overseeing for Lin Pictures.

Lin is a producer on “It,” both Sherlock Holmes movies, and on the three Lego movies for Warner Bros. He’s also a producer on “Death Note,” which Netflix released in August.

Ridley will be seen next in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and in the thriller “Chaos Walking” with Tom Holland.

Evans stars in
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The Last Word: Michael Moore on Trump, Springsteen and Where We're Headed

The Last Word: Michael Moore on Trump, Springsteen and Where We're Headed
Illustration by Mark Summers for Rolling Stone

On July 21st, 2016 – at a time when nearly every political pundit and member of the mainstream media thought that Donald Trump didn't have even a chance of beating Hillary ClintonMichael Moore went public with his belief that the Republican candidate was going to win. "You are living in a bubble that comes with an adjoining echo chamber where you and your friends are convinced the American people are not going to elect an idiot for president," he wrote in a pleading messages to Americans,
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Vishal confirms 'Thupparivalan' sequel

The Vishal starrer Thupparivalan was released on September 14 this year and it went on to score big at the box office. The film, directed by Mysskin, had Vishal playing the lead role with the star cast also including Prasanna, Vinay, K Bhagyaraj, Andrea Jeremiah, Anu Emmanuel, Shaji Chen, Vijayakumar, Abhishek Shankar, Simran, John Vijay and Master Nishesh. The film is based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective character, Sherlock Holmes.
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Star Wars Battlefront II Explains How Luke Got To Ahch-To In The Last Jedi

Star Wars Battlefront II is a huge achievement in licensed video games, giving fans an unbelievably high fidelity window into the greatest science fiction franchise of all-time. You can participate in the most famous battles of the saga, fly around in the coolest spacecrafts and step into the shoes of your favorite heroes. So, it’s a shame that EA has crammed the thing full of predatory pay-to-win loot box garbage designed to get players to empty their wallets after spending $60 bucks on it. Nuts to that.

The microtransactions are a goddamn shame, because by all accounts, the game contains a short but sweet single-player campaign that gives us a unique perspective on the Star Wars universe in the period between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. Not only that, but one of the most tantalizing bits gives us an explanation as to what Luke’s doing in
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The Chilling True Story of H.H. Holmes, America's First Serial Killer Who Built a "Murder Castle"

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You probably recognize names like Jeffrey Dahmer, Ted Bundy, and Dennis Rader - some of the most notorious serial killers from the past few decades - but does H.H. Holmes ring a bell? Before the term "serial killer" was even a thing, H.H. Holmes, or Dr. Henry Howard Holmes, started the chilling trend in the 1890s. Erik Larson wrote the bestselling novel The Devil in the White City about Holmes's terrifying killing spree in Chicago that coincided with the exciting 1893 World's Fair. A movie based on the book is reportedly in the works, with Martin Scorsese set to direct and Leonardo DiCaprio set to star as Holmes. But before we see the terrifying tale come to the big screen, here's what you need to know about the man who designed and built his own "Murder Castle." Related18 Gifts to Buy That 1 Friend Who Is Creepily Obsessed With True Crime Holmes,
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Review: ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ is a Polite Adaptation That Steers Off-Course

Sherlock Holmes was successfully given the cinematic and television treatment this last century, both of which been met with hardcore followings and a renewed appetite for the old-school whodunit. Benedict Cumberbatch and Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlocks were both oddly different interpretations of the famous detective, but the fresh and personal touch both actors brought to the characters made them likably inventive.

However, Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective, Hercule Poirot, equally legendary to Holmes–at least in my book–has not been given the same treatment in recent popular culture. So, it was with great anticipation that Kenneth Branagh has adapted what might just be Christie’s most famous novel, “Murder on the Orient Express.” The cast assembled for this cinematic affair is justifiably impressive, with Branagh himself playing the crucial role of Poirot as he interrogates his way through a steaming train, looking for a murderer.

Branagh, a thespian
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Second Opinion – Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

Murder on the Orient Express, 2017.

Directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Starring Kenneth Branagh, Johnny Depp, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Josh Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Olivia Colman, Derek Jacobi, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, and Marwan Kenzari.

Synopsis:

A lavish train ride unfolds into a stylish & suspenseful mystery. From the novel by Agatha Christie, Murder on the Orient Express tells of thirteen stranded strangers & one man’s race to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

It’s hard to wow audiences with yet another remake based on one of Agatha Christie’s greatest mysteries. Hardly anyone was clamoring for another take on Murder on the Orient Express, but that doesn’t render director Kenneth Branagh’s (Thor, Cinderella) film of poor quality or a fruitless endeavor; there are a number of moviegoers unfamiliar with the story, likely of a younger age range. Not to mention,
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