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Sebastian Stan Replaces Chris Evans in . . . ‘The Devil All the Time’ for Netflix

Sebastian Stan Replaces Chris Evans in . . . ‘The Devil All the Time’ for Netflix
In what could be the first instance of a mini-trend, Sebastian Stan is stepping into the shoes of his MCU pal Chris Evans. For those hoping for Marvel news, that day is not today. Stan is actually replacing Evans in Antonio Campos‘ next film, “The Devil All the Time,” as a result of schedule conflicts.
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Box Office: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Dominates Valentine’s Day

Box Office: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Dominates Valentine’s Day
Alita: Battle Angel” dominated North American moviegoing on Valentine’s Day with a first-day launch of $8.7 million at 3,790 locations, including previews.

Fox’s science-fiction actioner, produced by James Cameron and directed by Robert Rodriguez, is expected to wind up in the $37 million range during its first five days of release through Presidents Day on Monday. That’s above recent forecasts, which had pegged “Alita” for a $30 million debut.

Alita: Battle Angel” is a costly bet for Fox, given its $170 million production budget. Rosa Salazar stars as a cyborg with a mysterious past. The film, based on popular Japanese manga, had a solid start overseas last weekend, where it earned $32 million from 11 international territories.

New Line’s “Isn’t It Romantic” pulled in $4.4 million on Valentine’s Day for a two-day total of $6.2 million at 3,444 sites. Rebel Wilson’s satirical comedy, which opened on Wednesday, should wind up with around $20 million
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Jason Momoa in Talks to Join Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’

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Jason Momoa in Talks to Join Denis Villeneuve’s ‘Dune’
Jason Momoa is in talks with Legendary to join the cast of Denis Villeneuve’s “Dune,” individuals with knowledge of the talks told TheWrap.

The adaptation of Frank Herbert’s 1965 classic novel has been loading up on big names in recent months. Timothee Chalamet is set to star alongside Rebecca Ferguson, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, Charlotte Rampling, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin.

Set in the distant future, “Dune” tells the story of Paul Atreides, played by Chalamet, whose family accepts control of Arrakis, a planet that is the only known producer of a highly coveted resource and is thus contested among several elite families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, he must lead a rebellion to restore his family’s control of Arrakis.
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Robert Elswit Compares His Relationship with Paul Thomas Anderson To A “Bad Marriage”

There are few richer collaborations in contemporary cinema between a director and their cinematographer than Paul Thomas Anderson and Robert Elswit. The pair worked together from Anderson’s debut, “Hard Eight,” all the way through “Inherent Vice,” with Elswit picking up a much-deserved Academy Award for their penultimate film together, “There Will Be Blood” (more on that later). In a recent episode of the “Light the Fuse” podcast, hosts Charles Hood and Playlister Drew Taylor share the second half of their interview with the director of photography, where he discusses his work on the “Mission: Impossible” films as well as his collaborations with Anderson.

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Director Fatih Akin on His Controversial Film ‘The Golden Glove’ and Jonas Dassler, Berlin’s Biggest Discovery

The graphic depiction of the gross deeds of ‘70s German serial killer Fritz Honka murdering women and dismembering their bodies in Fatih Akin’s movie The Golden Glove left Berlin Festival audiences in shock. What was the celebrated Hamburg-born director of Turkish parents thinking? He’d won the Golden Bear for Head-On in 2004 and had recently attracted worldwide praise for In The Fade, his 2016 film with Diane Kruger who won a best actress Golden Globe after returning to her native German language. It was important to hear what the affable Akin had to say about taking …
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Film Review: ‘Great Bear Rainforest’

Imax documentaries take us into the wilderness in ways we could only ever dream of experiencing in person, inviting us to marvel at the majesty of mother nature. Director Ian McAllister’s “Great Bear Rainforest” journeys deep into a remote, relatively untouched landscape where crystal clear lakes mirror the mountains and misty, mossy cedar forests tower above. With a cute albeit clumsy vanilla-colored bear as guide into this perfectly preserved place, and Canadian treasure Ryan Reynolds playing narrator, this riveting, revelatory short not only offers access to a delicate ecosystem hidden away along the Pacific coastline of Canada, but also educates on the conservation efforts of an indigenous community.

Mama bear Mox is part of a rare sub-species known as “spirit bears,” all-white bears “neither albino, nor polar” who dwell in the ancient rainforest of British Columbia. There are fewer than 200 alive today, so their protection is of utmost importance
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Rumor: ‘Jason Bourne’ Stunt Show Could Replace Universal Orlando’s Former ‘Terminator 2’ 3D Attraction

Universal Orlando’s Terminator 2 3D attraction closed back in 2017 “to make way for an all-new live action experience based on a high-energy Universal franchise.” Rumors swirled for months that it might be replaced by a Jason Bourne stunt show, and now those rumors have a bit of new life thanks to Jim Hill, a […]

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‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Wraps Filming without a Title

As announced by director J.J. Abrams today on Twitter, Star Wars: Episode IX has wrapped principal photography. That means that, save for the likely reshoots to add or pad existing shots, the final film in the Skywalker Saga is all but in the can. Granted, Abrams & Co. still have just about 10 months to edit, finish and fold in what’s certain to be some extensive effects work, and maybe even come up with a title. The latest Star Wars movie wrapped production just as parent company Disney announced its marketing event “Star Wars: Triple Force Friday.” Now …
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J.J. Abrams Wraps ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Filming With Emotional Cast Photo

J.J. Abrams Wraps ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Filming With Emotional Cast Photo
J.J. Abrams has announced “Star Wars: Episode IX” is officially done with principal photography. The director took to social media to mark the occasion with an emotional photo of cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, and Oscar Isaac hugging on set. The photo was taken on a desert-looking set that seems similar to Jakku, the planet where Ridley’s character Rey is from and where the current trilogy began in “The Force Awakens.” The only thing the photo confirms for sure is just how emotional Oscar Isaac was to say goodbye to Poe and his co-stars.

Star Wars: Episode IX” is still untitled, although an official title could be coming soon now that production is wrapped. The film will pick up after the events of Rian Johnson’s “The Last Jedi,” which ended with the few Resistance members left alive clinging onto a newfound sense of hope in their fight against the First Order.
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Watch: Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis Revive Unaired ‘SNL’ Sketch on ‘Late Night’

Late Night with Seth Meyers brought back “Second Chance Theatre” this week, this time for a “so-stupid-it’s-hilarious” sketch involving Will Forte and Jason Sudeikis. For those unaware, “Second Chance Theatre” is a semi-regular segment that Seth Meyers created as a vehicle to showcase Saturday Night Live sketches that never made it to air, either because they were too weird, too silly, or too niche. Meyers knows many of these sketches well owing to his tenure on SNL not only as a cast member but as Head Writer, and so he welcomes former (and current) cast …
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‘Birds Of Passage’ & ‘Donnybrook’: Don’t Sleep On These Indie Masterworks [Ayt Podcast]

On this episode of Adjust Your Tracking, Joe and I dig into what proved to be a bruising, doomed double feature in “Birds of Passage” and “Donnybrook,” two films receiving small releases that totally belie the towering filmmaking and thematic weight on display in both. The theatrical reach may be small, but these films feel big. That’s where we find so much to appreciate and recommend, despite both films being a hard sell for audiences.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 9’ Has Wrapped Filming – See a New Image From the Set

It’s official: principal photography on Star Wars: Episode 9 has been completed. Of course, now there’s going to be nearly a year of post-production, and certainly a few weeks of reshoots, but the bulk of the final film in the Skywalker Saga is in the can. This surely means a title reveal is just around […]

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New Funko POPs for ‘The Office’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Community’, ‘Jaws’, & More Coming Soon

New Funko POPs for ‘The Office’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘Community’, ‘Jaws’, & More Coming Soon
The 2019 New York Toy Fair is in full swing, and that means we’ll be hearing a ton of new announcements regarding toys and collectibles inspired by your favorite films and TV shows. It should come as no surprise that the folks at Funko have churned out a bunch of new announcements expanding their endless […]

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Hollywood is Not Happy About Oscar Ceremony Cuts – Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron and More React [Updated]

Update: The Los Angeles Times reports that yesterday, “several prominent members of the cinematography community, including American Society of Cinematographers president Kees van Oostrum and cinematographers Hoyte van Hoytema (Dunkirk), Emmanuel Lubezki (The Revenant) and Rachel Morrison (Black Panther), requested an urgent meeting with academy chief executive Dawn Hudson to attempt to get the decision […]

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‘Proven Innocent’ Review: Fox’s Legal Series Should Be Held in Contempt of Self-Respecting Courtroom Dramas

‘Proven Innocent’ Review: Fox’s Legal Series Should Be Held in Contempt of Self-Respecting Courtroom Dramas
“Proven Innocent” wants to help the hopeless but can’t save itself from its ill-equipped noble intentions. Created by David Elliott — known for testosterone-laden fare like “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” — Fox’s new legal drama plays like a dude-bro who has suddenly found wokeness, now that he’s become a father of daughters.

In the series, Rachelle Lefevre stars as Maddie Scott, an attorney whose clunkily monikered Injustice Defense Group exonerates the wrongly convicted. Maddie has a fire in her after she and her brother Levi (Riley Smith) were sent to prison as teenagers for a murder they didn’t commit. Not only will Maddie help others like herself, but she’s also determined to take down Gore Bellows (Kelsey Grammer), the prosecutor in the fateful trial against her years ago. He’s still at it, and the two butt heads as Maddie turns up evidence to undo
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Sebastian Stan to Replace Chris Evans …

When last we reported on the Netflix flick The Devil All the Time, it was to tell you that a pair of the McU’s A-listers—Chris Evans and Tom Holland—would be leading a killer cast for director Antonio Campos. Now, it looks like Evans is stepping aside so that his best bud in the Marvel Universe Sebastian Stan can take over acting duties. Is this a prelude of things to come in the McU? Probably not; Evans’ schedule just got too crowded and Stan was able to step in, as Deadline reports. Evans recently …
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‘Your Name’ Remake Taps ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb to Helm Native American-Centric Story

‘Your Name’ Remake Taps ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Director Marc Webb to Helm Native American-Centric Story
The English-language Your Name remake has officially landed a director. 500 Days of Summer and The Amazing Spider-Man director Marc Webb has been tapped to helm the new version. Webb will be directing a reimagined version of the hit 2016 anime sci-fi/romance film, which will now center around a Native American woman and a young man from […]

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TV Premiere Dates 2019: When and Where to Watch

Last updated February 15th In this era of Peak TV, it can be hard to keep up with which shows are coming on when, if they're taking a break, and when they're returning. With almost 500 scripted series on the air from the broadcast networks like ABC, Fox, and The CW to cable channels like USA, FX, and Syfy, to premium networks like HBO and Starz, as well as streaming sites like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon ... there's a lot to keep track of. But we have you covered! Below is a continually updated list of TV premiere …
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Makers of Berlin Competition Title ‘Marighella’ Worry About Distribution at Home

Makers of Berlin Competition Title ‘Marighella’ Worry About Distribution at Home
Worried that growing political tension in Brazil may hamper the domestic release of “Marighella,” Wagner Moura’s directorial debut about a leftist revolutionary, the movie’s producers may seek to crowd-fund its distribution independently.

“We are going to fight for it,” producer Andrea Barata Ribeiro said ahead of the film’s world premiere at the Berlinale on Friday. She added that she wants to launch “Marighella” in Brazil right after Berlin. “If necessary, we will launch it independently through crowd-funding.”

Actor-director Moura, best-known Stateside for his starring role in “Narcos,” has little doubt that conservatives in Brazil don’t want the story of “Marighella” to be told. The film follows a ragtag group of resistance fighters, led by former congressman Carlos Marighella, who seek to ignite a popular revolution against Brazil’s military dictatorship, which seized power in 1964 and ruled until 1985.

With civic discussion in Brazil having taken a sharp
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‘Into the Badlands’ Trailer: AMC Martial Arts Drama Finishes Off with a War

TV certainly doesn’t lack for shows about saving “the fate of humanity,” as one character explains in the latest trailer for the AMC series “Into the Badlands.” But then again, since its premiere in the fall of 2015, this TV martial arts epic has never been a show to do things like other series would. In grand AMC tradition, the show split up its final super-sized season into two halves, the latter premiering late next month. This farewell batch of eight episodes sees the culmination of a growing arc, featuring the power-hungry Pilgrim (Babou Ceesay) threatening to track drastic cosmic action that could spell doom for nearly every other character on the series. Sunny (Daniel Wu) is juggling an attempt to thwart Pilgrim’s plans with plenty of his own personal battles, including another threat in the form of a vengeance-hungry M.K. (Aramis Knight).

This Season 3 wrap-up will bring
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