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HBO Welcomes New WarnerMedia Boss John Stankey With Video Featuring Bill Hader, Sarah Jessica Parker, Larry David

HBO welcomed its new corporate leader to the fold on Tuesday with the help of some big stars.

Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington of “Game of Thrones,” Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”), Danny McBride (“Vice Principals”) and Bill Hader (“Barry”) popped up in a video introduction to John Stankey, the newly minted head of WarnerMedia. Stankey was joined on stage by HBO chief Richard Plepler for an hour-long town hall at the premium cable channel’s Manhattan headquarters.

HBO, along with the staff at Warner Bros. and Turner, is trying to get a handle on Stankey. He has been tasked with
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HBO Welcomes New WarnerMedia Boss John Stankey With Video Featuring Bill Hader, Sarah Jessica Parker, Larry David

HBO welcomed its new corporate leader to the fold on Tuesday with the help of some big stars.

Emilia Clarke and Kit Harington of “Game of Thrones,” Sarah Jessica Parker (“Divorce”), Danny McBride (“Vice Principals”) and Bill Hader (“Barry”) popped up in a video introduction to John Stankey, the newly minted head of WarnerMedia. Stankey was joined on stage by HBO chief Richard Plepler for an hour-long town hall at the premium cable channel’s Manhattan headquarters.

HBO, along with the staff at Warner Bros. and Turner, is trying to get a handle on Stankey. He has been tasked with integrating the entertainment company into the At&T family after the telecommunications giant completed its $85 billion purchase of Time Warner. The company has been re-named WarnerMedia.

Similar town halls will take place on Warner Bros.’ Burbank lot on Wednesday and at Turner’s Atlanta headquarters on Friday. Warner Bros. Communications chief
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Exclusive: Mustafa Shakir on joining Marvel’s Luke Cage to play super-villain Bushmaster

It’s not just on the big screen where Marvel are working their magic, as has been proven with the eagerly anticipated return of Luke Cage, which launches on Netflix on June 22nd.

To mark the occasion we had the pleasure of sitting down with the show’s latest new star Mustafa Shakir, who will play the villain Bushmaster. He told us all about this character, and what fans can expect of the part, and just how essential it was to add a touch of charm into an otherwise villainous antagonist.

Shakir also explains why it’s so fun to play a villain, and what it means for him to get involved in the Luke Cage franchise as a Harlem native (where the story is set). He also tells us what it’s like joining a series when there’s already been a season beforehand, and on the socio-political undercurrent of this new series,
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Maggie Gyllenhaal Is Having A Moment With ‘The Deuce’ And ‘The Kindergarten Teacher’

It goes without saying the lingering accusations against James Franco have clouded the Emmy campaign for David Simon and George Pelecanos’ “The Deuce,” but one member of its ensemble is rightfully getting the attention she deserves. A previous Emmy nominee for the mini-series “The Honourable Woman,” Maggie Gyllenhaal‘s charismatic turn as Candy was the highlight of the inaugural season of the HBO series.

A call girl who is tiring of life on the rough streets of Manhattan, Candy becomes fascinated with the burgeoning world of ’70s porn film production where her creative talents can finally be properly exploited.

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25 Forgettable ’00s Teen Movies Only True Fans Remember

Anyone who grew up in the 2000s would agree that there are a fair few things we would all rather forget about that particular decade.

From Trucker caps, Crocs, and chunky wallet chains through to Blackberries, Beyblades, and saying "Whassup?" on the phone at any given moment, some teenage trend are just better left in the past.

It’s a slightly more complicated situation with the teen movies of the era, though. Sure, these films can be corny, clichéd, or just a little cack-handed in their portrait of adolescent life, but they still offer an amusing window into another time.

They happened in a time long before Facebook, selfies, and Justin Bieber, when our pop stars were overhappy and sported the kind of frosted tips that are these days more commonly associated with Mr. Flavortown himself, Guy Fieri.

Some of the movies on this list have aged better than others.
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How the James Franco SNL Spelling Bee Seems Way Different Now

The James Franco SNL Spelling Bee was a hilariously funny parody that features Franco as the moderator of a high school spelling bee. He gives a series off words that the participants must accurately spell. The humor really kicks in when each participant asks for him to use the word in a sentence, then supply the definition. Franco is at his stoic comedic best as he directs every sentence and definition back to some abusive experience he had suffered at the hands of his step-father Kevin. We sense the tension and it’s truly funny, but the bee reaches a new

How the James Franco SNL Spelling Bee Seems Way Different Now
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Emmys 2018 Eligibility Twists: ‘Twin Peaks,’ ‘Better Call Saul,’ and More Shows That Will, or Won’t, Be in the Race

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With the amount of TV currently available to us today, it’s hardly shocking that when looking at the Emmys race, there was so much that blew our minds when it was released. Yet while they deserve to be a part of the conversation, they might have slipped your minds due to the overwhelming sea of shows out there.

The shows eligible for this September’s Emmys premiered between June 1, 2017 and May 31, 2018, but IndieWire understands that you might not recall every great show you watched over the last 12 months. IndieWire wants to help. So below, we’ve curated 10 series and specials that aren’t dominating the awards conversation right now but deserve to be remembered as Emmy voters fill out their ballots.

Below are some dark horse miniseries to game-changing cultural moments that you may have forgotten — as well as a reminder about some past winners who won’t be
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10 Inception Facts You Never Knew

10 Inception Facts You Never Knew
It's the mind-bending thriller from Christopher Nolan starring Leonardo DiCaprio and so many of his usual suspects that we love. However you interpreted that ending, one thing is certain: Inception gives us plenty to think about, movie fans. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about Inception.

A freudian slip.

Rather than weigh in with a definitive answer, Christopher Nolan carefully protects the ambiguity of the film's ending, allowing movie fans and film scholars the space to debate what's real. The writer/director did reveal some of the movie's influences, however. In addition to the myriad myths, music, and religious history incorporated in Inception, Nolan cited the work of Ian Fleming, the Wachowski siblings, and Sigmund Freud in a 2010 La Times interview.

The dream team.

Nolan relied on his own experiences rather than volumes of research when it came to dreams as he penned this passion project
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Maggie Gyllenhaal (‘The Deuce’): A ‘magnetic pull’ towards playing prostitute Candy [Complete Interview Transcript]

Maggie Gyllenhaal (‘The Deuce’): A ‘magnetic pull’ towards playing prostitute Candy [Complete Interview Transcript]
Maggie Gyllenhaal has been nominated at the Emmy Awards before, but HBO’s “The Deuce” will be her first attempt for a regular series. Her previous nomination was in 2015 for the limited series “The Honourable Woman,” for which she won a Golden Globe. The Oscar-nominated actress is more known for her film career, including “Secretary,” “Sherrybaby” and “The Dark Knight.”

She recently joined Gold Derby senior editor Daniel Montgomery for a webchat discussing her starring role opposite James Franco as Candy, a prostitute in 1970s New York City struggling to get by. The character already put her in contention at the Golden Globes a few months ago. Watch our exclusive video with Gyllenhaal above and read the complete interview transcript below.

SEEEmmys 2018 exclusive: HBO categories for ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Westworld,’ ‘Silicon Valley,’ ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ and more

Gold Derby: Maggie Gyllenhaal, you star in the series “The Deuce” as Candy,
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X-Men Star Evan Peters Says He’d Be Down For A Quicksilver Solo Movie

Fox might be about to merge with Disney (or maybe Comcast), but the X-Men movie universe is currently plowing ahead as it’s always planned to, with many spinoffs from the mainstream franchise in the works. The list includes the long-suffering Gambit with Channing Tatum, Tim Miller’s Kitty Pryde and James Franco as James “Multiple Man” Maddox. But could they be joined by a standalone adventure for Quicksilver?

That remains to be seen, but star Evan Peters sure hopes so. While speaking with Entertainment Tonight, the actor, who’s been part of the series since 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past, said it would take him all of “one second” to agree to feature in his own spinoff as the speedy Peter Maximoff.

“I think that would be so fun. I mean, I love the special effects and the sequences and I love working with all those guys, so
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Sundance London 2018 Review – Never Goin’ Back (2018)

Never Goin’ Back, 2018.

Directed by Augustine Frizzell.

Starring Maia Mitchell, Camila Morrone and Kyle Mooney.

Synopsis:

Jessie and Angela, high school dropouts, are taking a week off to chill at the beach. Too bad their house got robbed, rent’s due, they’re about to get fired, and they’re broke.

It’s been a while since we’ve seen a proper stoner comedy that doesn’t have Seth Rogen or James Franco trampled somewhere into the inner-workings. And it’s been even longer since we’ve seen one with not only a female duo at the head of it, but a woman behind the camera too. If ever. So in many ways, Never Goin’ Back feels like a bit of a long time coming, and while it’s certainly a significantly more worthwhile and oddly warm revision of the genre, it’s not exactly looking to change the world either.
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Potential Lead Actor Emmy Nominees Are Double-Dipping Roles

Potential Lead Actor Emmy Nominees Are Double-Dipping Roles
The right roles can often be an embarrassment of riches for an actor and, no, “roles” wasn’t a misprint. In 2017 alone, there were eight actors who had multiple Emmy nominations for their work in front of the camera. And this season appears to be no different. There are more than 10 contenders who could land two or three Emmy noms this year — including some notable names in the lead actor field.

Last year’s lead actor in a drama winner, Sterling K. Brown, is actually eligible for three roles in 2018: for lead actor in “This Is Us” and guest
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Sexual Misconduct Allegations Aren’t Changing People’s Viewing Habits As Drastically As You May Think

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Aren’t Changing People’s Viewing Habits As Drastically As You May Think
In the wake of the rise of #MeToo, Time’s Up, and a seemingly never-ending stream of allegations of sexual misconduct against some of Hollywood’s most powerful men, it’s natural to wonder just how much these stories have impacted the viewing habits of the public. According to a new survey: not by much, with only two (very notable) exceptions.

The Morning Consult (via The A.V. Club) recently polled polled 2,202 U.S. adults (both men and women) about whether or not various sexual misconduct allegations (from harassment to rape) against 20 men in the entertainment industry have changed their viewing habits. Per its own perimeters, the “survey asked respondents how much more likely they are to see a film or television series if its trailer included a specific actor, then gauged whether allegations of sexual misconduct would impact that decision.” Of the 20 men listed, including James Franco, Aziz Ansari,
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Emmys: Strong Crowd of New Contenders Shakes Up the Lead Actor Races

Emmys: Strong Crowd of New Contenders Shakes Up the Lead Actor Races
In the lead actor Emmy races, which tend to recycle many of the same names year after year, it’s rare to see more than two or three fresh faces in the mix. This year, a strong crowd of new hopefuls is hitting the playing field and that could test the history.

Last year’s first-timers in the drama category included a pair of actors from broadcast phenom “This Is Us” (Sterling K. Brown and Milo Ventimiglia) and an acting veteran from the wildly popular sci-fi program “Westworld” (Anthony Hopkins). The latter won’t be in the mix this time,
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Emmy Season Faces #MeToo for the First Time

Just two and a half weeks after the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards came to a close, the New York Times published its bombshell, Pulitzer Prize-winning expose on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s history of sexual harassment and assault. The episode and its fallout launched the #MeToo movement, emboldening survivors to step forward with their own stories, which have brought down other high-profile names along the way.

That makes this Emmy season, and the forthcoming 70th annual ceremony on Sept. 17, the first to wrangle with the new reality of how such misdeeds are addressed in Hollywood. Already, that reality is shaping the race somewhat.
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Cannes Film Review: ‘Knife + Heart’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Knife + Heart’
Someone is killing the cast and crew around the production of a gay French porno in “Knife + Heart,” which provides an inspired opportunity to set an erotic thriller within the milieu of vintage Parisian blue movies. In the hands of gifted French director Yann Gonzalez, who leaps from Critics’ Week to the official competition with this hyper-stylized follow-up to “You and the Night,” an environment that might have once given exploitation helmers the excuse to stage some red-blooded voyeurism (à la “Body Double” or “Crimes of Passion”) instead serves as a backdrop for queer empowerment in what should be one of the hottest tickets for gay audiences this year.

Picture “Cruising” as directed by Brian De Palma, and you’ll have a pretty good idea of what to expect from this frisky parody-homage, which is equal parts kinky and kitsch, rendered with the kind of meticulous attention to lighting,
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Rosanna Arquette Talks Finding Love in Her 50s and Why Dating Apps Scare her

Rosanna Arquette Talks Finding Love in Her 50s and Why Dating Apps Scare her
Rosanna Arquette is not a fan of the modern dating scene.

The actress, 58, who is married to businessman Todd Morgan, tells People that even if she were single, she’d steer clear of online romance.

“There’s no way,” she says. “I’m happily married, but even if I wasn’t, I have absolutely no desire to do that. It scares me. You hear some horror stories. So no, no thanks.”

In her new film Born Guilty, Arquette’s character finds love in a very unconventional way. She stars as an overbearing single mom whose son secretly sets her up
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Cannes Film Review: Mads Mikkelsen in ‘Arctic’

Cannes Film Review: Mads Mikkelsen in ‘Arctic’
“Arctic,” a notably quiet and captivating slow-build adventure film, starring Mads Mikkelsen as a researcher-explorer who has crash-landed in the frozen wilderness, is the latest example of a genre we know in our bones, one that feels so familiar it’s almost comforting. It’s another solo-survival movie, one more tale of a shipwrecked soul that derives its spirit and design from the mythic fable of the form, “Robinson Crusoe.”

The challenge of watching a stranded man toil away on his own, of course, is that it seems, on the surface, to be inherently undramatic. That’s why nearly every one of these movies has had a buried hook, a way of turning a barren situation into compulsively watchable and suspenseful storytelling. “Robinson Crusoe” set the template by presenting its tale as one of human ingenuity — in essence, it prophesied the Industrial Revolution in the form of a stripped-down one-man show.
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Emmys 2018 exclusive: NatGeo categories for ‘Genius: Picasso,’ ‘The Long Road Home’ and more

Emmys 2018 exclusive: NatGeo categories for ‘Genius: Picasso,’ ‘The Long Road Home’ and more
In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for NatGeo. For this season, the cable network has a new installment of “Genius” titled “Genius: Picasso” (Antonio Banderas), the limited series “The Long Road Home”, documentary “Jane” and informational series “One Strange Rock” as part of their 2018 campaign.

Below, the list of NatGeo lead and supporting submissions for their limited series and info for other genres. More names might be added by the network on the final Emmy ballot. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

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Chain Of Command

Narrator – Chris Evans

“Dian Fossey: Secrets In The Mist”

Narrator – Sigourney Weaver

“Earth Live”

Variety Special (Live)

“Genius: Picasso”

Limited Series

Movie/Limited Series Actor – Antonio Banderas

Movie
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Scarlett Johansson Wears Marchesa to the Met Gala: 'Their Clothes Make Women Feel Confident'

Scarlett Johansson Wears Marchesa to the Met Gala: 'Their Clothes Make Women Feel Confident'
Scarlett Johansson‘s standing by her choice to wear a Marchesa gown to Monday night’s Met Gala.

The actress gave the brand, co-founded by designer Georgina Chapman, ex-wife of disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, its first high-profile red carpet moment in months since Weinstein was accused of sexual harassment and assault by dozens of women last fall.

“I wore Marchesa because their clothes make women feel confident and beautiful and it is my pleasure to support a brand created by two incredibly talented and important female designers,” Johansson, 33, says in a statement to People, who selected a romantic off-the-shoulder
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