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Dwayne Johnson Explains Why the ‘Jungle Cruise’ Release Date Is Delayed to 2021

Dwayne Johnson Explains Why the ‘Jungle Cruise’ Release Date Is Delayed to 2021
On the heels of Disney's Friday announcement of a whole new slate of release dates for 2020 and beyond, Jungle Cruise star Dwayne Johnson hopped on Instagram to share insights on why his action adventure pic co-starring Emily Blunt has been delayed — again.

This isn't the first time Jungle Cruise has faced a delay, either. But, up until the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic (which has affected every aspect of our daily lives as well as the production on new projects and release dates
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‘Atlanta’s Missing & Murdered’ Is A Brutal, Heartbreaking Return To True-Crime Basics [Review]

‘Atlanta’s Missing & Murdered’ Is A Brutal, Heartbreaking Return To True-Crime Basics [Review]
True-crime has become the genre du jour for many streaming platforms and networks. However, spectacles such as “Making a Murderer,” “The Jinx,” “The Staircase,” and, most recently, “Tiger King” have painted the disturbing genre as an opportunity for armchair detectives and meme-generators to watch for all the wrong reasons. Often, the crimes are reduced to puzzles for viewers to solve, and the victims and/or criminals as fodder for funny social media posts.

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Amidst Global Pandemic, Pedro Almodóvar Finds Solace In The “Pure Entertainment” Of James Bond Movies

Amidst Global Pandemic, Pedro Almodóvar Finds Solace In The “Pure Entertainment” Of James Bond Movies
In times of crisis, like a global pandemic that has the entire film industry (and many other industries) in complete lockdown, many find comfort in movies and TV to get them through this mess. Sure, we still love seeing indie dramas, but there’s nothing like the comfort of a comedy, an animated film, a franchise you have known and love for years to remind you that things can hopefully go back to how they were before.

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Quentin Tarantino Wanted to Make ‘Luke Cage’ With Laurence Fishburne, but Friends Talked Him Out of It

Quentin Tarantino Wanted to Make ‘Luke Cage’ With Laurence Fishburne, but Friends Talked Him Out of It
The list of unmade Quentin Tarantino projects is a fascinating rabbit hole to explore, as the Academy Award-winning director appears to have a bottomless well of ideas from every genre imaginable. From his R-rated and possibly still-developing take on “Star Trek” to “Kill Bill Volume Three” and even a James Bond movie, Tarantino’s got enthusiasm and inspiration to burn. One of those often bandied-about projects is his would’ve-been entrée into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Luke Cage: Hero for Hire.”

A longtime obsessive of the Blaxploitation genre, Tarantino would seem a natural fit to take on the comic book world’s first black superhero from the early 1970s. He actually first considered adapting “Luke Cage” after the release of “Reservoir Dogs” in 1992, and as revealed on a recent episode of Amy Schumer’s podcast “3 Girls, 1 Keith” (via The Guardian), he even dreamed of casting Laurence Fishburne in the title role.
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‘The Haunted’ Trailer: Are You Ready to Get Spooky?

‘The Haunted’ Trailer: Are You Ready to Get Spooky?
Boo!!!!! Now that I have your attention, would you like to watch a trailer for The Haunted? If not, too bad, we’re doing it anyway. This horror movie has a woman working a nightshift at a spooky house, which is a surefire recipe for what I like to call the spookies. Things go bump in the night, […]

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Jason Bateman Hints That The End Of ‘Ozark’ Is Near

Jason Bateman Hints That The End Of ‘Ozark’ Is Near
How Netflix decides to renew their shows is nearly as mysterious as their viewership numbers. While it used to be a running joke that Netflix would buy any kind of idea and give it 10 seasons no matter how ridiculous the premise, nowadays they seem to cancel and renew random shows at will without a clear reason. Though they recently renewed “Locke & Key” despite lukewarm reviews, the third season of crime drama “Ozark” has received the best reviews of the series run, but there’s no word of the show being reviewed yet.

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Spike Lee and Pedro Almodóvar Tapped to Curate Exhibits for Academy Museum

Spike Lee and Pedro Almodóvar Tapped to Curate Exhibits for Academy Museum
With the Academy Museum finally, finally set to open to the public on December 14, eight years since the project was first announced, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has lined up a new group of world-class talent to contribute to the museum’s programming. Spike Lee and Pedro Almodóvar are among recently announced filmmakers who will curate exhibits for the Academy Museum, with more directors to come, AMPAS said on Saturday. Specific details on the exhibits have yet to be announced.

Joker” composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, the first woman ever to win the Best Original Score Academy Award, will also collaborate on new exhibits. So will veteran sound-effects whiz Ben Burtt, an editor and Oscar winner on the original “Star Wars,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” “E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial,” and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”

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A Modern Hydroflask and Water Bottle Steal the Scene From Timothée Chalamet in a ‘Little Women’ Background Goof

A Modern Hydroflask and Water Bottle Steal the Scene From Timothée Chalamet in a ‘Little Women’ Background Goof
Take that, Game of Thrones Starbucks cup. Little Women just one-upped the famous background prop error of the HBO fantasy series with not one, but two modern water bottles sitting in the background of Greta Gerwig‘s Oscar-nominated period piece, just waiting to steal the scene from Timothée Chalamet. Sorry, Timmy. One of the defining elements of […]

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8 Movies to See in April: ‘The Other Lamb,’ ‘Sergio’ & More

8 Movies to See in April: ‘The Other Lamb,’ ‘Sergio’ & More
To put it lightly, it is a very strange time in the world right now. With many of us working from home and (hopefully) implementing social distancing, it’s left us antsy without a lot of our usual stress relief balms at the ready – things such as going to the movies. With so many of the upcoming theatrical releases moving their release dates and theaters shuttered for the foreseeable future, it’s a good time (if you’re given the time to do so) to explore options you may not have previously explored.

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Director Jon M. Chu Promises ‘In the Heights’ Will Hit the Big Screen: ‘It Demands to Be in a Theater’

Director Jon M. Chu Promises ‘In the Heights’ Will Hit the Big Screen: ‘It Demands to Be in a Theater’
Director Jon M. Chu promises “In the Heights” will make its theatrical debut. Exactly when, of course, is another question as the coronavirus pandemic prompted Warner Bros. to hit the “pause” button on the film’s scheduled June 26 release indefinitely. Screenings of early cuts of the film had already begun when the pandemic broke.

“I hate the word ‘indefinitely’ because it’s sort of open-ended. We’re gonna have a date. It’s just about if we choose a date now, we’d probably have to shift it later. So, we’re not going to commit to one now,” Chu said on the “Variety After-Show.”

The film — starring Anthony Ramos — centers on the largely Hispanic neighborhood of Washington Heights in Manhattan and is based on a hit musical written by Lin-Manuel Miranda and book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.

“What we are committed to is, it’s going to be in a theater.
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Louis C.K. Drops Surprise Comedy Special on His Website

Louis C.K. Drops Surprise Comedy Special on His Website
In an unexpected move on Saturday, ostracized and controversy-courting comedian Louis C.K. dropped a surprise new comedy special on his website. It’s his first produced special since his 2017 Netflix standup entry, though the comedian has quietly been making the rounds at comedy clubs, followed by a comeback tour in 2019. Hollywood all but severed ties with him when sexual-misconduct allegations began surfacing in the fall of 2017.

Titled “Sincerely C.K.,” the special, which is streaming and available for purchase on the comedian’s website for $7.99, is intended in C.K.’s words for “those who need to laugh.” In a newsletter update, the comedian did not address the elephant in the room, although he has brought up his blackened reputation in subsequent stand-up gigs. He did, however, express that the special is intended to bring joy into people’s lives during a time of global crisis, when everyone’s on quarantine.
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Ryan Reynolds Shares ‘Free Guy’ Clip And New Release Date

Ryan Reynolds Shares ‘Free Guy’ Clip And New Release Date
It seems like the world is falling into chaos while we are stuck at home, but at the very least we can take comfort in knowing we are definitely not NPCs in a video game world. That is not the case in the first clip for “Free Guy,” in which Ryan Reynolds’ non-playable-character sits inside his apartment as the outside world goes insane, and a whole lot of stuff blows up.

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Spike Lee, Pedro Almodóvar to Curate Exhibits for Academy Museum

Spike Lee, Pedro Almodóvar to Curate Exhibits for Academy Museum
The upcoming Academy Museum of Motion Pictures announced that Spike Lee, Pedro Almodóvar and other filmmakers will collaborate on exhibitions when the museum opens.

Hildur Guðnadóttir, the composer for last year’s “Joker,” and Ben Burtt, a veteran sound designer on the “Star Wars” and “Indiana Jones” franchises, will also help curate exhibits.

Bill Kramer, director of the Academy Museum, announced the details of the new collaborations on Saturday. The museum will open to the public on Dec. 14, eight years after the project was first announced.

“We will open the Academy Museum with exhibitions and programs that will illuminate the complex and fascinating world of cinema — its art, technology, artists, history, and social impact — through a variety of diverse and engaging voices. We will tell complete stories of moviemaking — celebratory, educational, and sometimes critical and uncomfortable. Global in outlook and grounded in the unparalleled collections and expertise of the Academy,
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Going Virtual in the Pandemic Age: Cph:dox 2020, The Digital Edition

Hard to believe just a few weeks back I was eagerly preparing for my annual pilgrimage to Copenhagen to begin the spring doc fest season. Well, we all know how that turned out. Or not. As a deadly virus forced festivals the world over to cancel, Cph:dox, long a champion of outside-the-box filmmaking, counterintuitively decided the show must go on. Rather than cut losses and hunker down in social isolation, festival director Tine Fischer and her scrappy team did the exact opposite, reaching out online to actually expand the Cph:dox audience on a global scale. Picking up and relocating to […]
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TV Bits: ‘Money Heist’, Marie Kondo, ‘The Mandalorian’, ‘The Walking Dead’, and More

TV Bits: ‘Money Heist’, Marie Kondo, ‘The Mandalorian’, ‘The Walking Dead’, and More
In this edition of TV Bits: Watch a teaser for Money Heist: Part 4. Netflix just announced new unscripted shows, including a new Marie Kondo series. Giancarlo Esposito broke a bunch of darksabers while filming The Mandalorian. Danai Gurira says goodbye to The Walking Dead. Family Guy characters have their own podcast now. Scott Z. Burns is making a […]

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Jon M. Chu & Dana Fox on ‘Home Before Dark’s Universal Appeal & Season 2 Plans

Jon M. Chu & Dana Fox on ‘Home Before Dark’s Universal Appeal & Season 2 Plans
Created and executive produced by showrunners Dana Fox and Dara Resnik, the Apple TV+ original series Home Before Dark (which already received a second season pick-up) is a dramatic mystery inspired by the reporting of the real-life young investigative journalist Hilde Lysiak. After moving from Brooklyn to the small lakeside town her father (Jim Sturgess) grew up in, Hilde (Brooklynn Prince) starts to dig around and unearths a cold case that everyone in town would rather stay buried. During this interview with Collider, Fox, a co-creator on the series, and director/executive producer Jon M. Chu talked …
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10 Shows to Watch in April: ‘Defending Jacob,’ ‘Killing Eve,’ & More

10 Shows to Watch in April: ‘Defending Jacob,’ ‘Killing Eve,’ & More
Perhaps, in these times of self-isolation and social distancing,and a non-stop, 24 hour news stream straight from hell, we’re not all in the mood to enlighten ourselves or enrich our lives. In my mind, if we get through all of this kinder than we were before then we’ve done the best we can.

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That being said, we need some distractions if possible and while new releases on the film side are relative slim pickings, there’s plenty of television coming out in the next month – both returning and new, that is well worth checking out.

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The Quarantine Stream: Meet the Many Stray Cats of Istanbul in the Charming Documentary ‘Kedi’

The Quarantine Stream: Meet the Many Stray Cats of Istanbul in the Charming Documentary ‘Kedi’
(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic.) The Movie: Kedi Where You Can Stream It: YouTube Premium and Kanopy and (all you need is a library card) The Pitch: Hundreds of thousands of cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul […]

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‘Birds Of Prey’ Director Cathy Yan Is Disappointed Over Box Office Narratives

‘Birds Of Prey’ Director Cathy Yan Is Disappointed Over Box Office Narratives
Twenty years ago, the general audience wouldn’t really hear or care about box office numbers. But the age of the Internet has turned movie production and box office results into a game of narratives and how opening weekend numbers or re-shoots definitely make or break a movie.

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One film that for its box office results blown out of proportion was the female-led “Birds of Prey” which didn’t exactly break records, but was labeled as a commercial disappointment despite a successful run (before theaters shut down due to a pandemic and all that).

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‘The Other Lamb’ Review: Chilling Parable of Abuse Has Echoes of ‘Midsommar’ and ‘Handmaid’s Tale’

‘The Other Lamb’ Review: Chilling Parable of Abuse Has Echoes of ‘Midsommar’ and ‘Handmaid’s Tale’
In “The Other Lamb,” Raffey Cassidy plays a young woman whose first period coincides with the discovery of a miscarried lamb fetus. Such is the territory we’re in with Polish filmmaker Malgorzata Szumowska and screenwriter Catherine S. McMullen’s allegorical slice of folk horror, and boy are we in for it. Though hardly subtle in its metaphoric intent,

Cassidy stars as Selah, one of the “sisters” in the Flock, as its deemed by their overseer, the Shepherd (Michiel Huisman). While he certainly fits the bill of the Charismatic Cult Leader, he’s a bit more brooding as he smothers his acolytes with kindness. Almost all of them are brainwashed blondes he’s either plucked out of civilization, or bred in-house using his stable of wives, who’ve spiritually expired. Selah isn’t especially close to any of the other sisters, and it’s a testament to Cassidy’s gifts that,
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