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Deadpool 2 set photos, X-Men: Dark Phoenix plot details, Dceu crosses $3 billion and more – Daily News Roundup

Merc With A Camera

We’ve already seen quite a few photos from the set of Deadpool 2 [see here, here and here], and they’re showing no signs of slowing down, with the latest images showing the Merc with a Mouth suited (and tooled) up on a rooftop. Check them out here.

Han Sticking With May

Following the shock firing of Phil Lord and Chris Miller a couple of weeks ago, it was reported that new director Ron Howard would keep the movie on track for its May 2018 release. With every other movie in this Star Wars rebooted universe has been released in December, everyone presumed this would be a good chance to move Han Solo’s date and keep it in with his contemporaries. However, May is still on the cards. BrickFanatics – a Lego fan site – has reported that the tie-in Lego sets for the movie are still set for release in April,
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Super Bowl Commercials 2017: Reviews and Grades For The Best and Worst

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Super Bowl Commercials 2017: Reviews and Grades For The Best and Worst
The Super Bowl is a collective television event like no other. Not only do the night’s ratings inevitably top the year, but everyone is actually gathering together at the same time to watch live. With so many eyeballs glued to a TV screen in real time, it’s no wonder the marketing gurus bring out their best stuff for Super Bowl Sunday — or at least they try.

Below is a running list — updated throughout the big game — of the best and worst Super Bowl spots we’ve seen, with a brief review and grade for each. Let us know what you think in the comments, and vote in the poll for the best and worst ads when the game ends.

Audi – #DriveProgress

Hell yes, Audi! In a surprisingly issue-focused ad for a luxury car company, Audi put an innocent face to an age-old American problem: pay equality. How could
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Super Bowl Commercials 2017: Reviews and Grades For The Best and Worst

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Super Bowl Commercials 2017: Reviews and Grades For The Best and Worst
The Super Bowl is a collective television event like no other. Not only do the night’s ratings inevitably top the year, but everyone is actually gathering together at the same time to watch live. With so many eyeballs glued to a TV screen in real time, it’s no wonder the marketing gurus bring out their best stuff for Super Bowl Sunday — or at least they try.

Below is a running list — updated throughout the big game — of the best and worst Super Bowl spots we’ve seen, with a brief review and grade for each. Let us know what you think in the comments, and vote in the poll for the best and worst ads when the game ends.

Audi – #DriveProgress

Hell yes, Audi! In a surprisingly issue-focused ad for a luxury car company, Audi put an innocent face to an age-old American problem: pay equality. How could
See full article at Indiewire »

The Coen Brothers Are Born To Be Wild, Direct Super Bowl Ad Starring Peter Fonda

Next weekend, the great sport of advertising gets down on Sunday with the Super Bowl (there will also be some kind of game happening too). As always, companies are opening up their wallet to get in on that game day audience, and usually means ad agencies hiring big name talent to help them out. And even Joel and Ethan Coen aren’t above working for The Man.

Read More: The Coen Brothers Saddle Up To Write & Direct Western TV Series

The duo, who have previously helmed game day spots for H&R Block and Honda, were given the keys to Mercedes Amg Gt-Roadster campaign.

Continue reading The Coen Brothers Are Born To Be Wild, Direct Super Bowl Ad Starring Peter Fonda at The Playlist.
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Off The Shelf – Episode 97 – Blu-ray News & New Releases for July 2016

In this episode of Off The Shelf, Ryan and Brian take a look at the new DVD and Blu-ray releases for the weeks of, July 19th and 26th 2016.

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News Lost in Space Tweets The Abyss coming in 2017 at last, plus Aliens: 30th, Star Trek Beyond, Steven King’s It, new Scream & more! Raising Cain Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Detailed Sid & Nancy 30th Anniversary Edition Blu-ray The Man Called Noon Blu-ray Criterion: McCabe & Mrs. Miller Blu-ray Delayed James Cameron: The Abyss Remastered in 4K, Coming to Blu-ray in 2017 Scream Factory: 13 New Titles Prepped for Blu-ray Shout Factory: To Live and Die in L.A. Special Edition Blu-ray Coming Up Upcoming Code Red Blu-ray Releases The Laughing Policeman Blu-ray Detailed An American Werewolf in London 35th Anniversary Blu-ray Edition The Wolf Man: Complete Legacy Blu-ray Collection Frankenstein: Complete Legacy Blu-ray Collection Scream Factory:
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Sandy Pearlman R.I.P.

On Monday, July 26, famed rock producer, manager, and lyricist Sandy Pearlman died at the age of 72. His Wikipedia page says he "was the recipient of 17 gold and platinum records." He managed that despite not actually producing many bands, or even albums -- but he left a big imprint on every one he worked on.

Born in Rockaway (Queens), NY in 1943, he got a college degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook on Long Island in 1966.

A year later, still in the Stony Brook area, he recruited a band so he could have a series of science-fiction poems he'd written (the Imaginos saga, about a group secretly controlling world history) set to music and performed. He named the band Soft White Underbelly after Winston Churchill's epithet for Italy, but changed its name to Oaxaca after Soft White Underbelly got a negative review at a big concert.
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The Secret Appeal of ‘Captain Fantastic’: It’s Left-Wing… and Right-Wing

The Secret Appeal of ‘Captain Fantastic’: It’s Left-Wing… and Right-Wing
Captain Fantastic,” starring Viggo Mortensen as a shaggy father of five who has raised his children off the grid, in the deep forests of the Pacific Northwest, is an independent movie that’s at once original and softheaded, tough and sentimental, honest and manipulative. It’s far from great, but it’s highly worth seeing, and the secret weapon of why it’s been connecting with audiences is that it’s the rare movie that can truly be called left-wing and right-wing at the same time. It’s a blue-state-meets-red-state domestic wild-woods fantasia that swings in both directions at once, and that isn’t a matter of dramatic confusion. It’s a matter of how well the film channels the confusions of our time.

We’re living at a moment, after all, when Donald Trump is on the right, Bernie Sanders is on the left, and Hillary Clinton is at
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Born To Be Wild: 11 Counterculture Films Riding Shotgun With ‘Easy Rider’

With wind in their long hair and drugs stowed in their motorbikes, a couple of born-to-be-wild men blaze a path on the American highway in the opening credits of “Easy Rider.” It’s a quintessential cinematic moment that epitomized the general mood of an entire generation. American 1960s counterculture was a watershed for free speech and socio-politically […]

The post Born To Be Wild: 11 Counterculture Films Riding Shotgun With ‘Easy Rider’ appeared first on The Playlist.
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Watch: CBS' 'Zoo' Trailer Goes Wild and Crazy (Hopefully In a Fun Way)

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Watch: CBS' 'Zoo' Trailer Goes Wild and Crazy (Hopefully In a Fun Way)
There are two different ways to come at the trailer for "Zoo," CBS' upcoming summer event series based on the book by James Patterson: One, is to take it as seriously as a thriller with extraordinary elements. The other is to embrace the show's premise — "Whoa, so all the animals get sick of us humans, and rise up to attack? This is a real show? On a major network?" — and look forward to seeing how ridiculous it might be. We'll find out for sure in a month, which approach is most valid, but for now get a glimpse at what happens when animals stop being nice and start being... animals. Featuring a soulful cover of "Born to Be Wild" (because every trailer, these days, is required to use a soulful cover of a popular rock song), "Zoo" promises lots of animal-on-human violence and James Wolk with a healthy amount of facial scruff.
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American Idol Top 12 Theme Revealed!

American Idol Top 12 Theme Revealed!
American Idol is about to back that thing up.

TVLine has learned exclusively that next Wednesday’s Top 12 performance telecast (8/7c on Fox) will find the remaining Season 14 hopefuls revisiting their audition songs as they fight for a spot in a special Thursday sing-off.

RelatedAmerican Idol Top 8 Guys Recap: W(ednesday’s) T(errible) F(allout)

Here’s how the next couple weeks will play out in the House That Made Katharine McPhee an Unlikely TV Star:

On Wednesday, March 11, Ryan Seacrest will reveal the five guys and five women who advanced from this week’s Top 16 performances based on the public vote.
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New DVD Blu-ray: 'Her,' 'Orange Is the New Black'

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Her"

What's It About? A sad sack in high-waisted pants, Theodore spends his days writing love letters for other people. When he installs an intelligent operating system named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), his life takes a turn for the better. Or does it?

Why We're In: A weird, sad, beautiful love story from the delicious brain of Spike Jonze? We're so far in.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Overlord" (Criterion)

What's It About? Cineastes and fans of war movies will dig this drama that uses real WWII footage in this tale of a young soldier headed to D Day. Sounds simple, but it's pretty heavy, and the unique use of real war footage adds to the narrative.

Why We're In: With Kubrick collaborator John Alcott as the cinematographer, a spiffy restoration, and loads of extras, "Overload" is a good addition to your collection.
See full article at Moviefone »

New DVD Blu-ray: 'Her,' 'Orange Is the New Black'

Moviefone's Top DVD of the Week

"Her"

What's It About? A sad sack in high-waisted pants, Theodore spends his days writing love letters for other people. When he installs an intelligent operating system named Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), his life takes a turn for the better. Or does it?

Why We're In: A weird, sad, beautiful love story from the delicious brain of Spike Jonze? We're so far in.

Moviefone's Top Blu-ray of the Week

"Overlord" (Criterion)

What's It About? Cineastes and fans of war movies will dig this drama that uses real WWII footage in this tale of a young soldier headed to D Day. Sounds simple, but it's pretty heavy, and the unique use of real war footage adds to the narrative.

Why We're In: With Kubrick collaborator John Alcott as the cinematographer, a spiffy restoration, and loads of extras, "Overload" is a good addition to your collection.
See full article at Moviefone »

Beijing Film Festival Aims for International Flavor

Beijing Film Festival Aims for International Flavor
Beijing Intl. Film Festival organizers have given this year’s event a stronger international flavor and more high-tech elements, moves that reflect the Chinese industry’s desire to go global. Festival runs April 16-23.

One big change? This fourth edition features an opening-night screening — something that is standard at other festivals, but which the first three Beijing fests dispensed with, in favor of a pomp and circumstance show befitting the city’s status in the emerging world order and its powerhouse backers, the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television and the Beijing city government.

“The norm for major international film festivals around the world is for the opening film to enjoy a good reputation and respect within the industry. To reflect the international … and market-oriented nature of Bjiff, the organizing committee decided on ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ” a festival spokesman says. The Franco-German romantic fantasy by Asiaphile French director
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Exclusive Interview With David Douglas On Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar

There have been many wildlife documentaries released into theatres over the last couple of years, but Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is certainly a highlight among its peers. It follows Dr. Patricia Wright, an accomplished American primatologist, anthropologist and conservationist who has been instrumental in helping to save lemurs from extinction.

The movie documents how the lemurs first arrived in Madagascar millions of years ago as castaways and how nowadays, they are an endangered special. For those who aren’t familiar with the animal, it’s a real eye-opener and will no doubt leaving you wanting to learn more. Island of Lemurs: Madagascar is also beautifully shot, showing off both the lemurs and their environments in stunning IMAX 3D.

It was a privilege to talk with David Douglas who directed Island of Lemurs: Madagascar. David is a cinematographer and director who has given us a number of great documentaries including Fires of Kuwait,
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Sordid Cinema Podcast #75: ‘Nymphomaniac’ **Spoilers**

This week we review Nymphomaniac, volumes 1 & 2 – the latest film from enfant terrible and Danish auteur and provocateur Lars von Trier – and joining us is special guest Justine Smith. But before we dive into the sexual depraved world of Trier, we take some time to discuss Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Sherlock Holmes and Inside Amy Schumer. **Spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Fat Girl and Nymphomaniac**

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David Douglas Talks about the IMAX 3D Documentary Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar, Balancing Science and Entertainment, and Morgan Freeman’s Narration

From filmmakers David Douglas and Drew Fellman, the IMAX 3D documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar tells the incredible true story of the strange and unusual creature known as the lemur. Millions of years ago, lemurs arrived in Madagascar, where they have since evolved into hundreds of diverse species, some as large as a gorilla and some as small as a mouse, but are now highly endangered. At the film’s press day, director/cinematographer David Douglas spoke to Collider for this exclusive interview about how this documentary came about, the extent that they had to plan ahead of time, making the notion of extinction part of the conversation, making sure the film falls between science and entertainment, the advantage of being his own cinematographer, incorporating the music, getting Morgan Freeman to narrate, how much time they spent shooting, shooting lemurs on a green screen, and the shots that he’s most proud of.
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Review: IMAX Nature Documentary 'Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar'

The nature documentary, invented by Walt Disney himself and maintained, in the years since, by various filmmakers, philanthropists, and causes, has seen something of a resurgence in recent years, mostly thanks to the annual DisneyNature documentary that focuses on some exotic (but still cuddly) aspect of the animal kingdom. This year's entry, in theaters later this month, is "Bears." But that doesn't mean that Disney, founder of the genre and pioneer since, has cornered the market on the nature documentary. In the fallow years between its invention and the recent initiative, the best nature documentaries were typically seen in large-format IMAX theaters. Together with Warner Bros., IMAX released documentarian's David Douglas' genuinely gripping monkey tale "Born to Be Wild" in 2011, and that same team has reassembled for this week's enthralling "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar."Narrated, like breakout nature documentary "March of the Penguins," by Morgan Freeman, "Island of Lemurs:.
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Morgan Freeman Talks Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar, His Narration Process, Science, Life Itself, and More

From filmmakers David Douglas and Drew Fellman, the IMAX 3D documentary Island of Lemurs: Madagascar tells the incredible true story of the strange and unusual creature known as the lemur. Millions of years ago, lemurs arrived in Madagascar, where they have since evolved into hundreds of diverse species, some as large as a gorilla and some as small as a mouse, but are now highly endangered. During a conference at the film’s press day, Academy Award winner Morgan Freeman, who narrates the film, talked about why he wanted to get involved with this project, why lemurs are terrific little creatures, that he usually gets to see some footage so that he knows what he’s talking about during the narration, and the educational value of film and television. He also talked about his upcoming love story with Diane Keaton, called Life Itself, and how he’d like to make
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Giveaway: Win Fun Prizes from 'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar'

Giveaway: Win Fun Prizes from 'Island of Lemurs: Madagascar'
A real place you could never imagine. Strange creatures you will never forget. On April 4, Warner Bros. is bringing the documentary Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar to IMAX theaters across the country. Trailblazing scientist Patricia Wright is on a quest to bring these adorable creatures into the modern world, and we're celebrating with our very own giveaway, where you can win some very cute prizes. The movie springs to life with a couple of plush Lemurs you can call your very own. We also have T-shirts for kids and adults alike, as well as a limited edition Lemur SpiritHood that will make you the envy of all your friends. We also have a pair of IMAX tickets so you can watch Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar, or any other IMAX movie of your choosing. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity! So hurry and enter to win today. Read on for details.
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Film Review: ‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’

Film Review: ‘Island of Lemurs: Madagascar’
The long, slender Malagasy primates that once thrived but are now skittering ever closer to extinction get their giantscreen closeup in “Island of Lemurs: Madagascar,” a serviceable Imax 3D nature documentary that duly meets the requirements of the form: majestic and intimate outdoor imagery, a grave yet reassuring lesson on the importance of wildlife preservation, and a short-and-sweet 40-minute running time. The all-important narration duties fall, predictably yet effectively, to Morgan Freeman, reteaming with producer/writer Drew Fellman and cinematographer David Douglas after their 2011 Imax 3D effort, “Born to Be Wild,” whose tale of baby elephants and orangutans grossed $34 million worldwide. While this film’s subjects may not be quite as “awww”-inspiring and it has a fuzzier sense of focus, it should score similarly impressive numbers as a family-friendly educational crowdpleaser.

As dramatized in a brief prologue, more than 60 million years ago a massive storm over Africa washed a
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