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‘Raven’s Home’ Taps Eunetta T. Boone As Showrunner For Season 3

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Veteran comedy writer/producer Eunetta T. Boone (One on One) has been tapped as executive producer and showrunner for the third season of Disney Channel’s hit sitcom Raven’s Home. Boone most recently was a consultant on the series, working closely with executive producer and star Raven-Symoné. Emmy-nominated writer/producer Warren Hutcherson (Dr. Ken) also joins the series as co-executive producer. Production for season three is underway for premiere in 2019.

This marks a return to TV for Boone, who was a rising-star TV comedy writer in the 1990s and early 2000s, working on such popular series as The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, Living Single, The Parent ‘Hood, The Hughleys and My Wife and Kids, leading to her creating and executive producing her own successful series, One on One starring Kyla Pratt, which aired on Upn for five seasons and spawned a spin-off series, Cuts starring Marques Houston and Shannon Elizabeth.
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Ethan Hawke backtracks on his criticism of Logan and superhero movies

Ethan Hawke ruffled a few feathers back in August with his remarks about last year’s acclaimed X-Men spinoff Logan, with the actor suggesting that the Hugh Jackman-headlined blockbuster wasn’t a “great movie”, but rather “a fine superhero movie” and seemingly insinuating that comic book films are inferior to others.

Well, speaking to Collider, Hawke has now clarified his comments, stating that he’s actually a big fan of comics and comic book movies and is glad to see that geek culture is enjoying huge mainstream success after years of being maligned by the masses.

“One of the things that’s cool about that is that’s because for a long time – I thought about this for a little bit – for a long time, comicbooks and people who cared about comicbooks were ghetto-ized. And it was made to feel small. And now they run the table. And there
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Ethan Hawke criticises Logan, says its not a great movie

While superhero movies continue to do great business at the box office, it’s only recently that the films in the genre have begun to get the wider recognition that many feel they deserve.

Take last year’s Logan for example; a huge critical and commercial success, the James Mangold-directed Wolverine movie even managed to get some recognition by the Academy with a rare-non technical category nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay at last year’s Oscars.

However, speaking to The Film Stage at the Locarno Film Festival, actor and filmmaker Ethan Hawke has spoke critically about Logan and the superhero genre in general, believing that smaller films are being harmed by “big business”.

“Now we have the problem that they tell us Logan is a great movie,” said Hawke. “Well, it’s a great superhero movie. It still involves people in tights with metal coming out of their hands.
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Keith Urban, Ne-Yo, Hanson and More Join #ThisShirtSavesLives

Keith Urban, Ne-Yo, Hanson and Anthony Hamilton are just a few of the latest celebrities to join the popular #ThisShirtSavesLives campaign to help raise funds and awareness for the lifesaving mission of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Since launching at the end of last year, the movement has continued to gain momentum online, reaching more than 271 million people through 20,000 posts and shares of the #ThisShirtSavesLives hashtag.

More than 40 St Jude celebrity friends have taken to social media to post pictures wearing the t-shirt including Briana Babineax, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Erica Campbell, Jencarlos Canela, Regulo Caro, Jakalyn Carr, Jessie James Decker, Raheem DeVaughn, Jermaine Dupri, Brett Eldredge, Luis Fonsi, Cristian De La Fuente, Daisy Fuentes, Jj Hairston, Intocable, Casey J, Frankie J, Juanes, Adamari Lopez, Roland Martin, Willie Moore Jr., Maren Morris, Pj Morton, Banda Ms, Elise Neal, Gina Neely, Horacio Palencia, Helen Ochoa, Gerardo Ortiz, Jake Owen, Banda El Recodo,
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Director James Mangold discusses Logan’s Oscar nomination

Director of Logan, James Mangold, has offered his thoughts on why the film received an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay.

This is the first time that a comic book film has been nominated in the adapted screenplay category, giving further credence to the notion that Logan is more than just your average superhero movie.

The gritty and dark take on Wolverine was Hugh Jackman’s final performance as the character and it went down tremendously with fans and critics alike – thanks in no small part to its distinct and grown up tone.

When asked by the La Times why he believes Logan was nominated, Mangold said: “On this film, we really focused on doing something different: a dramatic and character-driven film rather than trying to compete in the arms race of comic-book films… ‘I can spend more than you, I can blow up more than you.’ We wanted to
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Scream 2 Writer Discusses Scripting Multiple Endings With Different Killers

Whenever I stop to think about how long it’s been since the Scream movies first debuted in theaters, it makes me feel, well, old. Heck, the installment we’re discussing today – Scream 2 – was rolled out during my freshman year of high school, and is now celebrating its twentieth anniversary.

Now, all these years later, I can’t help but appreciate the franchise for the same reasons I did back in the day: It had all the elements of the classic slasher, while also serving as a commentary on the horror genre itself and, on top of that, succeeded in enthralling moviegoers such as myself with its whodunit nature. In other words, perhaps the biggest appeal in watching any Scream movie is eventually finding out just who’s under the iconic Ghostface mask that time around.

Well, believe it or not, screenwriter Kevin Williamson – the mind from which Scream
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Hugh Jackman said goodbye to Wolverine with “tears” in his eyes

Hugh Jackman has commented on the emotions he felt when saying goodbye to Wolverine.

This year Hugh Jackman finally said goodbye to the character Wolverine, giving his final performance as the mutant in the critically acclaimed Logan.

The actor had portrayed the fan favourite X-Man for 17 years so it was no easy thing to do. In an interview with Variety, Jackman touched on this, explaining how he felt and the regret he has.

“I wish I’d started playing him like that 17 years ago,” Jackman said. “So there’s some sense of missed opportunity, but when I saw Logan, I sat there and I did have tears in my eyes. The main feeling I had was: “There, that’s the character. I feel like I’ve done it now.” And I was calm and at peace, but I’m going to miss that guy.”

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Logan is the first Academy screener sent to Oscar voters

The 90th Academy Awards are still a while away, but with plenty of high quality movies already on voters’ radars, now is the time for studios to start making moves to ensure that their films are given the recognition they deserve.

According to Deadline the first DVD screener sent to the Academy voters is the Fox superhero film Logan, starring Hugh Jackman as the titular hero. Of course, it probably comes as little surprise to many fans that Fox would push this film for Oscar gold, considering the success that it achieved for the studio.

Whilst superhero movies have never fared too well at the Oscars, this may change with James Mangold’s Logan, a film which by all accounts could be in with a shout for Best Screenplay, or for acting nominations for the moving performances of both Jackman and his co-star, Patrick Stewart.

Spelling the end of Jackman’s Wolverine in X-Men universe,
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Tragedy Girls Trailer Has Teens on a Social Media Killing Spree

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Tragedy Girls Trailer Has Teens on a Social Media Killing Spree
Gunpowder & Sky has released the first trailer, poster and photos for Tragedy Girls, a satirical comedy which brings two actresses from different parts of the X-Men franchise together. Brianna Hildebrand, who had a breakthrough performance as Negasonic Teenage Warhead in Deadpool, and Alexandra Shipp, who played Storm in X-Men: Apocalypse, star as two teenagers who go to extreme lengths to get a bigger following on social media. The movie has been described as a modern-day Clueless, "if Cher and Tai murdered people."

Best friends Sadie and McKayla are on a mission to boost their social media fandom as amateur crime reporters hot on the trail of a deranged local serial killer. After they manage to capture the killer and secretly hold him hostage, they realize the best way to get scoops on future victims would be to, you know, murder people themselves. As the @TragedyGirls become an overnight sensation and panic grips their small town,
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Hugh Jackman shares his thoughts on recasting Wolverine

Now that Hugh Jackman has hung up the claws following the release of Logan, the actor has been chatting to Collider about the eventual recasting Wolverine, and how he would go about rebooting the fan favourite mutant.

“I think one thing we’ve learned: when X-Men started, it was pretty revolutionary,” said Jackman. “Like the comic book itself, I think there was an element of breaking conventions, of opening up in the concentration camp with a character, was not what people expected. I think X-Men has always been about asking questions, challenging norms and asking what’s going on. I’m not saying we’ve done that always, but I definitely think the spirit of Logan is in a way a reboot of that desire to keep taking risks and to ask more difficult questions, and to go deeper within the characters. In an irreverent way, it’s exactly what Deadpool did too.
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Tales: Scripted Hip-Hop Anthology Series Coming to Bet in June (Video)

Are you a hip hop fan? Recently, Bet released a new teaser for their upcoming TV series Tales.From Irv Gotti, the scripted anthology drama weaves "classic and current hip-hop songs into captivating visual narratives from the lyrics of some of hip-hop's greatest hits. The ensemble cast includes Woody McClain, Keith Powers, Jennifer Freeman, Elise Neal, Mc Lyte, Boris Kodjoe (Real Husbands of Hollywood), Lance Gross, Matthew Noszka, Chet Hanks, Clifton Powell, and Christian Robinson.Read More…
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Logan was going to open with the death of the X-Men

Although Logan contained enough clues for audiences to get a pretty good idea of what happened during the ‘Westchester Incident’, but director James Mangold has revealed to IGN that he originally planned to make it much more explicit by opening the film with the death of the X-Men.

“I literally had written an opening which started with that sequence, and so it was quite literal, who was dead,” said Mangold. But the reason we didn’t do it wasn’t to spare other films, it was that it redefined the movie. It made the movie about the X-Men, instead of being about Logan and Charles. And irrevocably, when you read the script opening that way, it became about this other tragedy, as opposed to that tragedy being something hovering like a shadow in the background for these characters.”

Would you have liked to see the death of the X-Men in Logan,
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X-23 unlikely to join a future X-Men movie, but may get a solo film

One of Logan’s most popular characters was Dafne Keen’s X-23, stealing many scenes from the two powerhouse actors behind Wolverine and Charles Xavier.

There has been much talk about the character’s potential to pop up in future X-Men franchise movies, with Logan’s director James Mangold even teasing her return. But according to producer Hutch Parker, there are no definite plans for X-23’s future appearances, and that her appearance in an X-Men movie isn’t guaranteed.

“I don’t know definitively, but in terms of the stuff we’ve been talking about, it’s not sort of slipping her into the background of another movie. It’s looking at that character, which is a great character and has a pretty interesting run within the comics, to find a story that we think she could carry or certainly be kind of majorly significant within,” Parker said to IGN.
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'John Wick: Chapter 2' Comes Home; Plus This Week's New Digital HD and VOD Releases

Our resident VOD expert tells you what's new to rent and/or own this week via various Digital HD providers such as cable Movies On Demand, Amazon, iTunes, Vudu, Google Play and, of course, Netflix. Cable Movies On Demand: Same-day-as-disc releases, older titles and pretheatrical The Great Wall (action-adventure; Matt Damon, Tian Jing, Pedro Pascal, Willem Dafoe; rated PG-13) Get Out (horror-suspense directed by Jordan Peele; Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Catherine Keener, Bradley Whitford; rated R) Rock Dog (animated; voices: J.K. Simmons, Luke Wilson; rated PG) Logan (sci-fi action-drama; Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Elise Neal; rated R) The Shack (drama; Sam Worthington, Octavia Spencer; rated PG-13) Buster’s Mal...

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Deadpool guest stars in the Logan Honest Trailer

With Logan hitting Blu-ray in North America today, the guys at Screen Junkies have unveiled their Honest Trailer for Hugh Jackman’s acclaimed X-Men swansong – and they’ve got some company this time, as Ryan ReynoldsDeadpool makes a guest appearance to share the Merc with a Mouth’s thoughts.

See Also: James Mangold talks Logan’s “happy ending”, Hugh Jackman was reluctant to introduce X-24

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In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X in a hide out on the Mexican border. But Logan’s attempts to hide from the world and his legacy are up-ended when a young mutant arrives, being pursued by dark forces.

Logan reunites Hugh Jackman with The Wolverine director James Mangold and also stars Patrick Stewart, Boyd Holbrook, Richard E. Grant, Stephen Merchant, Dafne Keen, Eriq La Salle, Elizabeth Rodriguez and Elise Neal.
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Logan Director Reflects On Decision To Cut Jean Grey From Wolverine’s Last Hurrah

Today marks a very special day for X-Men fans as 20th Century Fox is poised to unleash Logan, James Mangold’s lauded thriller that closed the book on Wolverine’s saga with style and grace, onto Blu-ray and DVD.

By all accounts, it’s been a relatively quick turnaround from the studio – remember, Logan first clawed its way into theaters back in March – and you’d be hard-pressed to find any Wolverine fan worth their salt that isn’t about to add Mangold’s R-rated masterclass to their Blu-ray collection. What’s more, the director has spent the past few days soliciting all sorts of questions pertaining to Hugh Jackman’s last hurrah in those adamantium claws, including the infamous Westchester incident and why he considers Logan‘s finale to be bittersweet.

When pulled together, James Mangold’s post-mortem makes for some interesting reading – if nothing else, it shows the
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Hugh Jackman reveals his two regrets from his time as Wolverine

Having brought the curtain down on a 17 year spell as Wolverine this March with the release of the critically-acclaimed Logan, Hugh Jackman has been reflecting on his time as the fan favourite X-Man, revealing to Collider that he only has two regrets.

“There were a couple of things I couldn’t work out how to do,” said Jackman. “Fans always say, ‘When are we gonna see you in the blue and yellow spandex? We’ve gotta see that shot!’ We tried a little bit in The Wolverine, it didn’t happen—on that plane at the end he opens up a box and there’s the suit, I think that ended up getting cut. So the suit was one thing but we just couldn’t work out how to do it, so if anyone can work that out you go for it. The other idea that I always loved was
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James Mangold talks Logan’s “happy ending”, Hugh Jackman was reluctant to introduce X-24

Warning. Major Logan spoilers follow…

With this year’s Logan, director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman delivered a rather fantastic end to Jackman’s 15-year stint as the fan favourite mutant superhero Wolverine, culminating in an emotional climax where Logan makes the ultimate sacrifice in order to save his clone/daughter Laura and her young mutant friends from his other clone, X-24.

While lots of tears were shed over the final scenes, James Mangold has revealed to CinemaBlend that he doesn’t view the conclusion of the film as a downer – quite the opposite in fact, as he sees it as a happy ending given the suffering Wolverine has endured throughout his life.

“Something gets born of every tragedy. In many ways, I look at the movie and I realize what a happy ending it is. At least from the perspective of Wolverine’s character. I think, unlike anything
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Logan producer says casting a new Wolverine is “not something I can think about”

Logan was a beautiful swan song for Hugh Jackman, and the character that he has cultivated for over 15 years. His Wolverine is the most fully realized comic book character put on film, and it would be no small feat to replace him. How do you replace an actor who is so tied to a particular role?

Well, according to Logan producer Hutch Parker, maybe you don’t. Talking to CinemaBlend, the producer shared his feelings about picking a new actor to fill Hugh Jackman’s shoes:

“It’s a great question. Look, I think for all of us, at the moment, and for some of us it goes back to the very first time Hugh put on the costume. The idea of casting someone else as Wolverine is just not something I can think about. [Laughs] And I don’t know. There’s part of me that thinks that he’s
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Logan director James Mangold teases Dafne Keen’s return as X-23

When it was released in March, James Mangold’s Logan received near unanimous praise for Hugh Jackman’s final outing as the clawed mutant and former X-Man Wolverine. However, the film’s big takeaway, and breakout star, was Dafne Keen’s performance as Laura/X-23. The young clone quickly became a fan-favourite character thanks to Keen, and there’s been a lot of speculation as to whether we’ll see her reprising the role for a future X-Men movie.

Last night at the Alamo Drafthouse, Fox and Mangold held a special screening of Logan Noir, the black and white version of the film, followed by a Q&A session with Mangold, Jackman and producer Hutch Parker. In the Q&A, Mangold was asked whether or not audiences would see Laura again and if Mangold would once again direct Keen should she return. While it wasn’t fully confirmed, Mangold said
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