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Stan Lee Will Have a Cameo in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’

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Stan Lee Will Have a Cameo in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’
Even after his comic book writing days were largely over, Stan Lee made himself known to generations of comics fans through his Marvel movie cameos. And as those fans mourn his passing, they will be able to see him once more in Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” which hits theaters next week.

Keep an eye out when Vanellope Von Schweetz can be seen being chased through the hallways of the Oh My Disney fansite by Stormtroopers from “Star Wars.” As she weaves by various Disney characters and signs featuring all the studios Disney has acquired this decade, one of the stars she nearly knocks over is Stan the Man himself.

But this won’t be the last time that fans can see Stan Lee onscreen. In 2019, he will be seen in the Marvel Studios’ films “Captain Marvel” and “Avengers 4,” both of which have completed filming. And given his track
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Marvel’s Cancelled 1994 Fantastic Four Movie Is Now On YouTube To Watch

Marvel’s Cancelled 1994 Fantastic Four Movie Is Now On YouTube To Watch
In 1994, Roger Corman finished production on the first live-action film adaptation of the classic Stan Lee comic The Fantastic Four. The movie then promptly went straight into hiding. Despite trailers promising it was coming, it was never to see a full release. The reason for this mysterious disappearance is simple: it’s absolutely terrible. But now you can easily see just how terrible it is as the full thing has been uploaded to YouTube for your viewing displeasure.

As you’ll discover, the film easily lives up to its bad reputation, with costumes that look like they’ve been scraped out of a dollar store, laughable special effects and a general feeling of being rushed towards completion as quickly as possible. And that’s precisely what happened.

In 1983, the production company Neue Constantin purchased the Fantastic Four movie rights from Marvel for a song, but with a contract stipulating that
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Stan Lee, Legendary Comics Writer and Editor Who Co-Created the Marvel Universe, Dies at 95

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Stan Lee, Legendary Comics Writer and Editor Who Co-Created the Marvel Universe, Dies at 95
Stan Lee, the legendary comic book writer and editor who helped redefine the medium when he co-created much of Marvel Comics’ vast library of characters and concepts, died Monday, according to THR. He was 95.

Working alongside fellow comics titans like Steve Ditko and Jack Kirby during the 1960s, Lee was instrumental in sparking what became known as “the Marvel revolution,” a shift in superhero comics that emphasized flawed protagonists expressing humanistic values. Concepts and plots remained as colorful and weird as ever. But Marvel characters, written with complex, realistic personalities and mundane private lives, often had to resolve family, dating and even financial challenges while protecting the public from an increasingly packed roster of supervillains.

This new approach to superhero comics debuted in “The Fantastic Four,” a team of superheroes presented as a dysfunctional but loving family unit that Lee co-created with Kirby in 1961. Lee credited his wife, Joan, for
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Why 'A Star Is Born' Isn't Wowing Overseas Audiences

Why 'A Star Is Born' Isn't Wowing Overseas Audiences
Why aren't foreigners going gaga for A Star Is Born?

Bradley Cooper's directorial debut, which features Lady Gaga in her first big-screen leading role, has wowed U.S. critics and audiences alike — earning some $178 million to date at the domestic box office and topping many awards season best-of lists.

But internationally, in many countries at least, A Star Is Born has failed to ignite.

The Warner Bros. release has earned $144.8 million to date outside of North America, just less than 45 percent of its total take of $322.8 million, while studio-style releases of this sort ...
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Netflix Cancels Tonight’s AFI Fest Red Carpet For Sandra Bullock Movie ‘Bird Box’ Amid Southern California Fires

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Netflix Cancels Tonight’s AFI Fest Red Carpet For Sandra Bullock Movie ‘Bird Box’ Amid Southern California Fires
In the wake of the devastating Southern California wildfires, Netflix has canceled its second AFI red carpet for the Sandra Bullock movie Bird Box out of respect to the victims and those battling the tragedy. The screening for the movie will go on as planned at the Tcl Chinese Theatre tonight at 7:30Pm.

Last night Netflix cancelled the red carpet for the Coen Brothers’ movie The Ballad of Buster Scruggs. Paramount also cancelled their red carpet and after party for the Mark Wahlberg-Rose Byrne movie Instant Family yesterday due to the fires.

Below is a statement from Netflix about the cancellation of Bird Box‘s red carpet tonight.

Our hearts are with the victims, families and brave first responders for both the Borderline shooting and California Wildfires. In light of these tragedies, we will be cancelling tonight’s AFI Fest red carpet coverage for Bird Box. The screening will continue as planned.
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What the Forky? New ‘Toy Story 4’ Character Explained

What the Forky? New ‘Toy Story 4’ Character Explained
Leave it to “Toy Story” to grapple with the big questions in life. Why are we here? Why are we alive? What is life about? And who — or what — is Forky?

That’s the question confusing many online after Disney and Pixar released the first teaser for “Toy Story 4.” The trailer features the toys prancing in a slow motion circle to the tune of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now,” only for a spork with googly eyes and red pipe cleaners (as voiced by “Veep’s” Tony Hale) to shriek in terror, “I don’t belong here.”

Because Forky may not be a “toy.” Director Josh Cooley explains in the announcement for the teaser that he is an actual spork-turned-craft-project. And though Bonnie, the new young girl and owner of all of Andy’s old toys, plays with Forky as though he were one, he feels he doesn’t belong.
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‘She-Ra and the Princesses of Power’ Review: New Heroes Rise at Just the Right Time

Back in 1985, Filmation's She-Ra: Princess of Power delivered a female hero to rival the popular Masters of the Universe character, He-Man. The warrior princess and her origin story were all tied up within He-Man's own history, even as her struggles against the Evil Horde on the planet Etheria paralleled his battle against Skeletor's forces on Eternia. Now, She-Ra gets a chance to stand on her own and embark on an all-new adventure that's refreshingly contemporary while also paying just enough homage to the original series to keep fans happy. And …
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HBO Announces Final Season Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ To Premiere In April

It’s been almost a year and a half since season 7 of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” aired its finale. Since then, fans have been anxiously awaiting the final six episodes of the series that will somehow tie up the seemingly endless number of storylines in the show. And making matters worse, HBO has been mum about any release dates for the eighth and final season. That is, until now.

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Cate Blanchett Has Wanted to Work With Yorgos Lanthimos for Years, and It Still Might Happen

Cate Blanchett Has Wanted to Work With Yorgos Lanthimos for Years, and It Still Might Happen
Ever since his shocking Oscar-nominated feature “Dogtooth” made the international rounds, Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos has been in the sightlines of many actors intrigued by his surreal, unusual narratives and his subversive black humor. This was first evident in his dystopian comedy “The Lobster,” in which beguiling performances from Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, and John C. Reilly showed the potential for Lanthimos’ deadpan style to unlock new potential among well-known faces; it continued with the nightmarish thriller “The Killing of a Sacred Deer,” which brought Nicole Kidman into Lanthimos’ expanding universe. With “The Favourite,” Lanthimos’ wacky queer love triangle set in the halls of the British royalty, Emma Stone and Olivia Colman embrace the devious energy of Lanthimos’ unique approach.

But there’s one major actor who has been eager to work with Lanthimos long before he made inroads to English-language productions. “Cate Blanchett was the first one that reached out,
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‘Roma’ Trailer: Alfonso Cuarón’s Latest Film Looks Absolutely Gorgeous

‘Roma’ Trailer: Alfonso Cuarón’s Latest Film Looks Absolutely Gorgeous
One of the biggest awards contenders this year is likely to be Roma, the latest film from Gravity and Children of Men director Alfonso Cuarón, but it’s nothing like either of those two films. Instead, the filmmaker has crafted a family drama that many critics are calling a masterpiece. You’ll see why in the new Roma […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Teaser Promises an April 2019 Release

‘Game of Thrones’ Final Season Teaser Promises an April 2019 Release
Game of Thrones fans have been waiting to find out when the final season of their favorite fantasy series will finally arrive. It seemed like maybe we’d have to wait until next summer since that’s when the previous season premiered, but instead, HBO will be take the final season of Game of Thrones back to spring with […]

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Premiere Date Set for April, Which Is a Huge Deal for the 2019 Emmys

HBO has made it official: The final season of “Game of Thrones” begins in April 2019. While the network has not announced the specific date, the April launch is significant as it means “Thrones” will be back in the Emmys race in 2019. The show was famously forced to skip the Emmys in 2017 after its seventh season did not premiere until July, months after the awards cutoff date. The delay didn’t hurt the show, as “Thrones” won the Best Drama Emmy earlier this year, well over a year after the season debuted, and now it’s confirmed to be the drama to beat at next year’s Emmys.

Game of Thrones” Season 8 will consist of just six episodes, each reportedly being feature-length or close to feature-length in runtime. Miguel Sapochnik, who won an Emmy for directing the acclaimed Season 6 episode “Battle of the Bastards,” is returning to the director’s chair
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Playboy Backtracks, Says Some of Ennio Morricone’s Quotes ‘Reproduced Incorrectly’

A day after saying it stood by the story, Playboy in Germany acknowledged Tuesday that its published interview with Ennio Morricone had “reproduced incorrectly” some of the quotes attributed to the legendary Italian composer.

The magazine did not specify whether the incorrect quotes included comments in which Morricone appeared to disparage Quentin Tarantino as “a cretin” who produced subpar films. But it was those alleged remarks that caused a stir over the weekend and prompted a swift denunciation by Morricone, who said that he had not made them.

“Up to now, we have considered the freelancer [Marcel Anders] who conducted the Ennio Morricone interview on our behalf to be a renowned print and radio journalist,” German Playboy editor-in-chief Florian Boitin said in a statement. “In the past, we have had no reason to doubt his journalistic integrity and skills. Based on the information now at our disposal, we must unfortunately assume that
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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Premiere Month Revealed in New Teaser

At long, last our first specific information regarding the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere date has been revealed. HBO has dropped a new teaser video of sorts for Game of Thones’s final season, and while it doesn’t feature any new footage, it does showcase the long and wintry road that has led us to the impending conclusion, which—as revealed in the video—will begin in April 2019. This was somewhat expected. We knew Game of Thrones Season 8 would be premiering sometime in the first half of 2019, and given that HBO has True Detective Season …
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‘Escape at Dannemora’ Review: Showtime’s Tense, Finely-Crafted Drama Chronicles a Bizarre True Tale

In 2015, two inmates broke out of Dannemora prison in upstate New York and were on the lam for the better part of a month. Prison breaks are always big news, of course, both because of their rarity and the increased risk of the escapees harming civilians. But what made this particularly story doubling interesting was that these two convicted murderers—Richard Matt and David Sweat—were aided by Tilly Mitchell, a married female prison worker, with whom they were both sexually involved. This twisted true story acts as the basis for Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora, a 7-episode …
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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Trailer: Robert Rodriguez & James Cameron Team Up For A Beautiful Sci-Fi Film

It’s clear that the success of “Alita: Battle Angel” is going to rest on the shoulders of the special effects gurus behind the scenes. Creating the main character completely out of CGI, in a world comprised mainly of CGI, the special effects folks have their work cut out for them with ‘Alita.’ However, if the new trailer is any indication, it looks like they’re up to the task.

Read More: Fox Announces An ‘Untitled’ Deadpool Movie For Christmas 2018; Moves ‘Alita’ To 2019

The new trailer for “Alita: Battle Angel” is our best look yet at the upcoming Robert Rodriguez-directed sci-fi film.

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Back to One, Episode 30: The Miseducation of Cameron Post‘s Chloë Grace Moretz

From her breakthrough in Kick-Ass through great roles in Let Me In, Hugo, and Carrie, Chloë Grace Moretz has become one of the hottest young actors in Hollywood. In this half hour, she talks about her recent decision to take time to “reassess who I am and find myself within my roles again,” which led to her brilliant performance in The Miseducation of Cameron Post, this year’s winner of the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance (now streaming on demand). She also talks about avoiding what she calls “emotional cavities,” and how she craves to be taken off guard in her […]
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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Trailer: Alita Dives Headfirst Into the Fight

20th Century Fox has released the most action-packed trailer yet for Alita: Battle Angel. In addition to some breathtaking action sequences, new Alita: Battle Angel trailer gives us a first glimpse at the deadly sport of Motorball, the popular and hyperviolent gladiatorial contest that was a central part of the manga upon which the Robert Rodriguez film is […]

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Full-Length ‘Roma’ Trailer Showcases Alfonso Cuarón’s Masterpiece

Netflix has released a new trailer for the masterful, highly anticipated drama Roma from Oscar-winning filmmaker Alfonso Cuarón. Pulling from his own personal childhood, Cuarón wrote, directed, produced, edited, and served as his own cinematographer on the film, which chronicles the dissolution of a family through the eyes of their live-in housekeeper. The film takes place in 1970 Mexico City, against a backdrop of civil unrest that mirrors the internal turmoil of this family as their patriarch grows more and more distant, all the while the mother tries to keep it together …
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‘Never Look Away’ Exclusive Trailer Debut

‘Never Look Away’ Exclusive Trailer Debut
It’s been 12 years since “The Lives of Others” earned critical raves and captured the Oscar for best foreign film, but director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck is back in the awards hunt.

The German writer and director’s latest, “Never Look Away,” opens in limited release on Nov. 30. It is being distributed by Sony Pictures Classics. The story of visual artist Gerhard Richter is Germany’s official selection for the 2019 Academy Award for best foreign language film. Like “The Lives of Others,” the film unfolds in East Germany. It follows Richter as he grapples with the fact that his girlfriend’s father played a role in the Nazi eugenics program. A new trailer for the film is debuting exclusively on Variety.

In an interview, Donnersmarck said he was drawn to Richter’s life story out of a desire to look at the artistic process.

“I wanted to explore human creativity
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