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Ariana Greenblatt Joins Dylan O’Brien In Paramount Players’ ‘Monster Problems’

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Ariana Greenblatt Joins Dylan O’Brien In Paramount Players’ ‘Monster Problems’
Exclusive: Avengers: Infinity War actress Ariana Greenblatt has booked the role of Minnow in the upcoming Paramount Players feature Monster Problems starring Dylan O’Brien and Michael Rooker.

Monster Problems is a coming of age feature film about a young man living in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by monsters. Michael Matthews (Five Fingers for Marseilles) will direct with Shawn Levy producing at 21 Laps off Brian Duffield and Matthew Robinson’s screenplay.

A New York City native, Greenblatt credits also include Stx’s Bad Moms Christmas and the upcoming Walt Disney movie The One and Only Ivan opposite Angelina Jolie and Bryan Cranston. Greenblatt also stars on the Disney Channel series Stuck in the Middle. In Infinity War, Greenblatt played Young Gamora.

As Deadline exclusively announced, Rooker will play Clyde, an expert hunter who teaches Joel Dawson (O’Brien) how to survive the Monster Apocalypse.

Greenblatt is repped by Paradigm, Untitled Entertainment
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Bill Nighy, Callum Turner Join 'Emma' Adaptation

Bill Nighy, Callum Turner Join 'Emma' Adaptation
Focus Features' Emma adaptation has added Bill Nighy and Fantastic Beasts actor Callum Turner as it heads into production this week in England.

Miranda Hart has also joined the cast that will be led by Anya Taylor-Joy in the title role and Johnny Flynn as George Knightley. Mia Goth, Josh O’Connor, Rupert Graves, Gemma Whelan, Amber Anderson and Tanya Reynolds round out the cast.

Autumn de Wilde will direct this new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel, a comedy of manners about a self-proclaimed matchmaker in a small village. Eleanor Catton penned the screenplay.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Actor Michael Rooker Will Have ‘Monster Problems’ With ‘The Maze Runner’ Star Dylan O’Brien

‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Actor Michael Rooker Will Have ‘Monster Problems’ With ‘The Maze Runner’ Star Dylan O’Brien
Back in 2012, Shawn Levy was gearing up to direct a film called Monster Problems, a post-apocalyptic coming-of-age story based on a script by Brian Duffield. Time passed, and that version of the movie fell away into the gaping maw of Hollywood’s endless “what […]

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Macon Blair to Direct and Write ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot for Legendary (Exclusive)

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Macon Blair to Direct and Write ‘Toxic Avenger’ Reboot for Legendary (Exclusive)
Macon Blair has been tapped to write and direct Legendary’s reboot of the cult classic “The Toxic Avenger,” sources tell Variety.

Legendary acquired the feature film rights in December and have quickly made the project a high priority at the studio. Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz of Troma Entertainment will serve as producers with Alex Garcia and Jay Ashenfelter overseeing for Legendary.

Kaufman and Herz produced the original 1984 comedy, set in the fictional town of Tromaville, N.J., and centered on a mild-mannered janitor at a health club who’s chased out a second story window by bullies and lands in a drum of toxic waste. The chemicals cause him to transform into the Toxic Avenger, who has superhuman size and strength and stands up to bullies and corruption.

The Toxic Avenger” became successful after a long run as a midnight movie in New York City, leading to the
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The Criterion Channel’s Launch Line-Up Revealed, Sign Up Now for a 30-Day Trial and Reduced Price

As we heard earlier this year, The Criterion Channel is launching on April 8. The new streaming subscription service will host the Criterion Collection and Janus Films’ library of more than 1,000 feature films, 350 shorts, and thousands of supplementary features, including trailers, introductions, behind-the-scenes documentaries, interviews, video essays, commentary tracks, and rare archival footage. […]

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Filmmaker Macon Blair To Write & Direct ‘The Toxic Avenger’ Reboot

Macon Blair is one of the more interesting up-and-coming filmmakers. After appearing in Jeremy Saulnier’s films “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room,” and writing “Hold the Dark,” the actor-turned-filmmaker went on to write and direct his own feature, “I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore.” And if you take those four films as examples, it’s really difficult to pin down just what Blair’s sensibilities are, except to say that he loves taking genres and injecting his own, decidedly, fucked up style.

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The Criterion Channel Will Launch with over 1,000 Feature Films

If you have a Netflix account, that’s great. It’s good to have it. But if you love movies and want to expand your cinematic horizons, you’re going to need to sign up for The Criterion Channel. Ever since Filmstruck disappeared, cinephiles have been eager for the release of Criterion Channel, and it looks like it won’t disappoint. Criterion has announced that the service, which launches April 8th, will have “more than 1,000 feature films, 350 shorts, and 3,500 supplementary features including trailers, introductions, behind-the-scenes documentaries, interviews, video essays, commentary tracks, and rare …
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‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’: Kyle Chandler on the Impact of the Original ‘Godzilla’ Movies

In August 2017, a group of fellow journalists and I got to visit the Atlanta set of Michael Dougherty’s Godzilla: King of the Monsters. In the upcoming film, which is set five years after 2014’s Godzilla, Monarch is more empowered to monitor kaiju activity, and must stop a villain and his group from using the kaiju as living atomic weapons. During a break in filming, we got to talk to Kyle Chandler, who plays Mark Russell. Russell gets involved with Monarch because his wife, Dr. Emma Russell (Vera Farmiga) and daughter Madison (Millie Bobby Brown), are in danger …
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10 Things We Learned at Variety’s 2019 Entertainment Marketing Summit

Variety’s 2019 Entertainment Marketing Summit, which brought top execs to Hollywood’s NeueHouse on Thursday, covered considerable ground. From cutting through the noise in an oversaturated media landscape to welcoming exciting technology like virtual reality, industry veterans offered insight into what to expect from the marketing world in coming years.

Here are 10 things we learned from this year’s Entertainment Marketing Summit presented by Deloitte.

Facebook’s new privacy features will give consumers more control over advertisements

Facebook’s plans to implement a “clear history” feature, which will allow its 2.32 billion monthly users to erase their digital footprint, has raised questions over how such a blockade from data-collecting will affect the media giant’s ad revenue. But Jennifer Howard, the group director for entertainment, technology, and connectivity at Facebook, doesn’t think this potential lack of data will necessarily decrease revenue made from ads. “Browsing history is really only a
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Terry Gilliam Reiterates That Superhero Films Are “Boring” But Says ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ “Made Me Smile”

If you stop and think about it, something special could come out of the marriage of filmmaker Terry Gilliam and the superhero genre. His visually dynamic, often off-beat, filmmaking style would lend itself to a truly unique take on what is becoming an oversaturated and homogenized genre. But when you hear Gilliam talk about superhero films, it’s clear the man has zero interest in tackling those types of films himself. However, despite his overall dislike of superhero films (which is well documented), the filmmaker isn’t above admitting when one does strike a chord with him.

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The Fight for ‘Wynonna Earp’ Season 4: Why the Hit Show Isn’t Back to Filming and What Fans Are Doing About It

Production on season 4 of Syfy’s hit series Wynonna Earp should be chugging along right now. Melanie Scrofano should be swearing in new and creative ways. Creator and showrunner Emily Andras should be wrangling cast, crew, and production staff. Fans should be clamoring for pictures and sneak peeks and any little bit of information they […]

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‘The Aftermath’ Review: A Superficial Look at Love and Loss

It’s almost impressive how The Aftermath studiously avoids being interesting. It features characters going through real hardship in a setting filled with strife, and yet the film never rises above a middling melodrama. The story should delve into interesting questions of guilt and responsibility, and instead it reduces everything to marriage problems and personal rebellion. If the film wasn’t so lovingly shot and earnestly acted, James Kent’s movie would be kind of gross with how it uses real suffering as a springboard into nothing. What should be a difficult story about love and loss fails to conjure …
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Brian De Palma’s Terrorist Thriller ‘Domino’ Finally Gets A Release Date After A Long, Troubled Production

The release date announcement of a film that is going to select theaters and VOD on the same day isn’t normally something we devote an entire article to. However, when you talk about the long-awaited film “Domino” from filmmaker Brian De Palma, it’s worth bringing up. You see, this is a film that has been the source of controversy, with the filmmaker effectively washing his hands clean of the production.

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‘Into the Badlands’ Season 3 Review: The Final Season Didn’t Have to Be the Last

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‘Into the Badlands’ Season 3 Review: The Final Season Didn’t Have to Be the Last
When “Into the Badlands” launched in 2015, its existence was relatively insane: a high-octane sci-fi martial arts series, that the creators of the WB’s “Smallville” weren’t adapting from a book or a comic — they were inventing whole cloth. Four years later, this is also insane but true: after approximately the other eleven billionity shows that have followed in its wake, it still remains unique.

That’s a massive accomplishment on its own. So is the show lasting for as long as it has, especially given that there are plenty of other out-there concepts which never made it past their first seasons.

However, it’s still going to be sad to say goodbye to the AMC drama, which returns for its final run of episodes on Sunday, March 24. It arguably might be said there was more life left in this show, even — that it’s too soon for farewells.

In its first season,
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‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie Casts Danny Trejo as Loyal Companion Boots the Monkey

‘Dora the Explorer’ Movie Casts Danny Trejo as Loyal Companion Boots the Monkey
Believe it or not, that Dora the Explorer movie is arriving in theaters late this summer, and we’re about to get a glimpse of what we can expect when the first trailer drops this weekend during the Kids Choice Awards on Nickelodeon. But before the trailer even arrives for Dora and the Lost City of […]

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Criterion Channel Announces First Month of Programming — Stream 10 David Lynch Movies and More

Out of the ashes of FilmStruck comes the Criterion Channel, which is launching April 8 and has announced an exciting first slate of new programming being added onto the streaming platform throughout its first month. When the service goes live next month it will be the exclusive streaming home for the Criterion Collection and Janus Films’ library of more than 1,000 classic and contemporary films. Original series that aired on FilmStruck will be back on the Criterion Channel, including “Adventures in Moviegoing,” “Meet the Filmmakers,” and “Observations on Film Art.”

In addition to its extensive library, Criterion Channel will be adding new films daily. The first new addition to the service on April 8 will be a spotlight on Columbia Pictures’ history of film noir through 11 movies: “My Name Is Julia Ross”; “So Dark the Night” (Joseph H. Lewis, 1946); “The Big Heat” (Fritz Lang, 1953); “Human Desire” (Fritz Lang, 1954); “Drive a Crooked Road” (Richard Quine,
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‘Triple Frontier’ Nearly Starred Will Smith, Tom Hanks, and Johnny Depp

Netflix recently unveiled a pretty star-studded original film called Triple Frontier, but the project has actually been in the works for nearly a decade and has gone through various A-list permutations over the years. As it stands now, the film is directed and co-written by J.C. Chandor (A Most Violent Year) and stars Oscar Isaac as a private military advisor who enlists his former special forces buddies to travel down to Columbia and steal millions of dollars from a drug lord. Ben Affleck, Charlie Hunnam, Pedro Pascal, and Garrett Hedlund fill out the ensemble, as the …
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‘An Elephant Sitting Still’ Might Be The Best Movie You’ll Only Watch Once [Review]

Great movies are rare commodities. It is a fact that is uncomfortable to admit, particularly for those who quietly consider themselves to be connoisseurs of the medium, but the reality of the situation rings true. Between neutered blockbusters and unimaginative retellings, a loose gem may sporadically fall into our laps, but a movie that truly captivates you typically arrives once every several years; a work that reminds you why you fell in love with the art form in the first place, and the accomplishments that talented artists can create with unrestrained passion and a definitive vision.

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‘The Mandalorian’: Taika Waititi Voicing Ig-88 in the Live-Action ‘Star Wars’ TV Show

After four straight years of Star Wars movies starting back in 2015 with Star Wars: The Force Awakens, 2020 will likely not have a Star Wars film. No movie is in production and while Rian Johnson and David Benioff & Dan Weiss are working on respective trilogies, those probably won’t be going in front of cameras this year. Instead, 2020 looks to be the year of The Mandalorian, the long-awaited live-action Star Wars TV show that will be written and executive produced by Jon Favreau. We previously reported that episodes of the show, which will debut on …
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‘Rocketman’: Paramount Reportedly Wants A Gay Sex Scene Cut From Elton John Biopic

With the almost-$1 billion success of “Bohemian Rhapsody,” not only will audiences see an influx of rock star biopics, but there’s also going to be an emphasis to replicate what Fox did with its Freddie Mercury/Queen film. And part of that process means studios are going to be interested in taming a bit more of the “wild” parts of the rock star lifestyle.

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