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Sony Sets Crime Drama ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ With Daisy Edgar-Jones For Summer 2022 Release

Sony Sets Crime Drama ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’ With Daisy Edgar-Jones For Summer 2022 Release
Do Sony Pictures have something on their hands that none of us know about? Because Sony has dated a non-franchise crime drama for summer 2022: an adaptation of Delia Owens‘ celebrated first novel, “Where the Crawdads Sing,” now scheduled for a June 24, 2022 release. What makes ‘Crawdads’ so special that makes Sony bullish enough to take on Paramount Pictures’ untitled “Transformers” project starring Anthony Ramos and Dominique Fishback?

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‘Oxygen’: Alexandre Aja’s Derivative ‘Buried’-Like Thriller Still Asphyxiates With Breathless Tension [Review]

‘Oxygen’: Alexandre Aja’s Derivative ‘Buried’-Like Thriller Still Asphyxiates With Breathless Tension [Review]
When playwright/deviant Oscar Wilde famously remarked that imitation was the most sincere form of flattery, he probably never predicted the idea applying to a new Netflix original, but well, it fits, and here we are. Their new sci-fi horror thriller, “Oxygen,” is a film that borrows heavily from such intimate looks at claustrophobic spaces like 2010’s “Buried” and a dash of, say, cryonic-freezing drama, “Forever Young.

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Scarlett Johansson joins criticism of Golden Globes body amid accusations of racism and sexism

Scarlett Johansson joins criticism of Golden Globes body amid accusations of racism and sexism
The actor said the film industry should step back from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

The actor Scarlett Johansson urged the film industry on Saturday to “step back” from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as criticism of the opaque film industry group, which controls the influential Golden Globe awards, continues to mount for sexism and racism.

In a carefully-worded statement, the Avengers star said the “HFPA is an organization that was legitimized by the likes of Harvey Weinstein to amass momentum for Academy recognition.”
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‘Saturday Night Live’: How to Watch Tonight’s Episode Hosted by Elon Musk

‘Saturday Night Live’: How to Watch Tonight’s Episode Hosted by Elon Musk
Like it or not, Elon Musk will be hosting tonight’s episode of “Saturday Night Live.” The CEO and Technoking of Tesla will be joined by musical guest Miley Cyrus in Studio 8H for an episode that’s sure to nab attention, if not only for the fact that the obscenely wealthy Musk is one of the most controversial figures around, but one everyone is fascinated by. Here’s how to tune in.

SNL” airs on Saturdays at 11:30 p.m. Et/10:30 p.m. Ct on NBC. The weekly episodes, as usual, are available to stream on Hulu the next day — typically by 12 p.m. eastern time — and will also be made available on NBCUniversal’s new streaming service, Peacock, on Sunday as well. If you’re on the West Coast, you can catch “Saturday Night Live” on NBC beginning at 8:30 p.m. Pt.

If you have access
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Jim Carrey Gives New Car to ‘Sonic 2’ Crew Member

Jim Carrey Gives New Car to ‘Sonic 2’ Crew Member
Some people express their gratitude with a thank you note. Others, like Jim Carrey, do so by gifting a new car.

Carrey is in Vancouver, Canada to shoot “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” and wanted to show his appreciation for the crew’s hard work by holding a raffle, for which the grand prize was a Chevy Blazer Rs, Variety has confirmed. It retails for approximately $40,000. The winner, who was picked Friday morning, worked as a grip.

The Toronto native will return as the evil Dr. Robotnik for the “Sonic the Hedgehog” sequel. In last year’s movie, he starred as the villain intent on capturing Sonic to exploit the blue anthropomorphic hedgehog’s abilities for personal gain. Last we saw Robotnik, he was expelled from Earth, but swore to return and exact revenge. Things could get tricky for Sonic, as his nemesis still posses one of his quills.

Adapted from
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New ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Photos: Tom Cruise Has a Train to Catch (and a Dirt Bike to Ride)

New ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Photos: Tom Cruise Has a Train to Catch (and a Dirt Bike to Ride)
Last month, we learned that we’ll be waiting a lot longer to see Mission: Impossible 7 in theaters. The sequel starring Tom Cruise was pushed back from the previously set November 2021 release to a summer date in May 2022. Thankfully, we’ve got a little bit of a tease to hold us over with a […]

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Scarlett Johansson Wants Hollywood to ‘Step Back’ from ‘Sexist’ HFPA Amid Golden Globes Ruckus

Scarlett Johansson Wants Hollywood to ‘Step Back’ from ‘Sexist’ HFPA Amid Golden Globes Ruckus
The future is grim for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, and industry leaders aren’t buying a hopeful path forward for the beleaguered organization behind the Golden Globes. Scarlett Johansson has added her name to the pileup of detractors distancing themselves from the HFPA, and its alleged patterns of bad dealings and behavior as exposed back in February by the LA Times.

“As an actor promoting a film, one is expected to participate in awards season by attending press conferences as well as awards shows,” Johansson said in a statement. “In the past, this has often meant facing sexist questions and remarks by certain HFPA members that bordered on sexual harassment. It is the exact reason why I, for many years, refused to participate in their conferences.”

Already, Johansson’s comment was preceded by 2021 Golden Globe winner (and fellow Marvel Cinematic Universe star) Mark Ruffalo decrying the HFPA for resisting
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Who Are the Greatest Mouseketeers?

Who Are the Greatest Mouseketeers?
March marked the 65th anniversary of the wrap of the first season of the “Mickey Mouse Club,” and the recent death of one of the original Mouseketeers, Johnny Crawford, reminded fans of the enduring talent that the show, and especially its early 1990s iteration, brought to the entertainment industry. The original “Mickey Mouse Club” launched the career of Annette Funicello, who occupied a beloved niche in audiences’ hearts for six decades, and the 1990s revival produced Oscar nominees and artists who’ve sold tens of millions of albums and redefined pop music and pop culture. But who are the greatest Mouseketeers? It’s a list ready for debate between boomers and gen Z.

Justin Timberlake

“The All-New Mickey Mouse Club”

A breakout star from the series, Timberlake really hit it big in Ur boy band *Nsync (with fellow “Mmc” castmate Jc Chasez). He transitioned into an even bigger solo pop career,
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Sony’s New ‘Cinderella’ Musical with Camila Cabello Has Been Sold to Amazon

Sony’s New ‘Cinderella’ Musical with Camila Cabello Has Been Sold to Amazon
Another theatrical release bites the dust. Even though movie theaters are slowly getting back to normal and studios are starting to release major movies for audiences to see on the big screen again, not every movie waiting in the wings is lucrative enough for a studio to risk spending the money on a theatrical release […]

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Scarlett Johansson Urges Industry to ‘Step Back’ From the HFPA

Scarlett Johansson Urges Industry to ‘Step Back’ From the HFPA
Scarlett Johansson has spoken out against the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, urging the industry to “step back” from the organization until it puts more substantial reforms in place.

Amazon Studios has also issued a statement, echoing the recent criticism from Netflix, Time’s Up and others regarding the HFPA’s latest reform plan. The plan, which was approved on Thursday, includes measures to increase the number of people of color in its membership and restrictions on gifts and payment for members’ work on committees.

In a statement to Variety on Saturday, Johansson revealed that she has shied away from HFPA press conferences due to “sexist questions and remarks,” and said that she believes the industry should distance itself from the organization unless further reforms are implemented.

“As an actor promoting a film, one is expected to participate in awards season by attending press conferences as well as awards shows. In the past,
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‘Pam and Tommy’ First Look Photos: Lily James and Sebastian Stan Are Almost Unrecognizable as the Famous Duo

‘Pam and Tommy’ First Look Photos: Lily James and Sebastian Stan Are Almost Unrecognizable as the Famous Duo
Towards the end of last year, we got the surprising news that Cinderella star Lily James and Captain America franchise co-star Sebastian Stan were taking the leads in Pam and Tommy, a new series from Hulu about famous couple Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee. It was an unexpected leap for both of the actors, but […]

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Sofia Coppola Inaugurates New York Ballet’s Spring Season with Black-and-White Short — Watch

Sofia Coppola Inaugurates New York Ballet’s Spring Season with Black-and-White Short — Watch
Sofia Coppola honored her New York City roots — and one of its most renowned cultural institutions — with a new short film for the New York City Ballet. Shot in black-and-white by her “On the Rocks” and “The Beguiled” cinematographer Philippe Le Sourd, the film features the music of Frédéric Chopin, Igor Stravinsky, Johannes Brahms, and more, and choreography from dance legend Jerome Robbins, among others. Previewing five new works, the short was filmed on location at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center, and serves as a fundraiser introducing New York City Ballet’s spring season, and first-ever virtual gala.

“The challenge for me was to convey the feeling of seeing live dance,” Coppola told The New York Times. “A lot of dance is filmed in a very flat, standard way. But getting close up, which is thrilling in rehearsal, doesn’t always translate onto film either. I had
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This Week In Trailers: Before We Was We: Madness by Madness, Emily @ the Edge of Chaos, Pause With Sam Jay, Holler

This Week In Trailers: Before We Was We: Madness by Madness, Emily @ the Edge of Chaos, Pause With Sam Jay, Holler
Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week, […]

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13 Most Controversial ‘SNL’ Hosts and Guests of All Time

13 Most Controversial ‘SNL’ Hosts and Guests of All Time
The news that Elon Musk would be hosting the May 8 episode of “Saturday Night Live” wasn’t exactly met with the warmest of welcomes, by either fans or the cast. The CEO and Technoking of Tesla as well as the Chief Engineer of SpaceX sparked outrage when sharing the announcement last month, prompting cast members Bowen Yang, Andrew Dismukes, and Aidy Bryant to throw barely veiled shade at their upcoming host.

Musk is easily one of the richest people on the planet, so some felt it was a little out of touch to bring aboard someone without much in the way of cultural bonafides. Still, he has plenty of experience on TV, including “Rick and Morty” and “The Big Bang Theory,” and his Twitter activity suggests someone capable (maybe?) of laughing at themselves.

Regardless, the stunt casting decision should throw some fresh (and much-needed) fuel on the NBC sketch comedy series,
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Maya Rudolph on Playing a Villain in ‘Enchanted’ Sequel, Working With ‘Dream Come True’ Amy Adams

Maya Rudolph on Playing a Villain in ‘Enchanted’ Sequel, Working With ‘Dream Come True’ Amy Adams
The announcement that Maya Rudolph would be joining “Disenchanted” — the sequel to Disney’s 2011 hit “Enchanted” — as a villain was exciting news, if not completely surprising. Rudolph has always had an eye — or more accurately an ear — for how music and comedy can combine. Speaking with Variety as one of 2021’s Power of Women honorees, Rudolph described the link between the two disciplines as having some “magical quality” that work in tandem more often than not.

“I remember a kind of marriage between music and comedy,” she says of her childhood, when she was around plenty of musicians thanks to her mother, the late singer-songwriter Minnie Riperton. “Growing up, I do believe there was much more of an understanding that they were from the same place,” she says. “I didn’t recognize it as a kid, but looking back, I watch some home movies and see my mother playing a show with the Smothers Brothers.
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Sebastian Stan and Lily James Stun as Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson in Hulu’s ‘Tom and Pammy’ — First Look

Sebastian Stan and Lily James Stun as Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson in Hulu’s ‘Tom and Pammy’ — First Look
Hulu has released first-look photos from the set of “Tom and Pammy,” the streamer’s upcoming limited event series about the relationship between Tommy Lee and Pamela Anderson, and the scandal that erupted out of their stolen sex tape. The series stars Sebastian Stan as Lee, and Lily James as Anderson. “I, Tonya” director Craig Gillespie is heading up the project, with “The Wrestler” scribe Rob Siegel. Check out the first look below, from Hulu and Sebastian Stan’s Instagram.

Fans on Twitter have widely praised the casting, as Stan and James are able to affect a stunning resemblance to their real-life characters, even recreating an iconic photo of Lee and Anderson.

The relationship between Anderson, best known for “Baywatch” and “Home Improvement,” and Lee, Mötley Crüe’s longtime drummer, ruled celebrity tabloids in the 1990s, as did the scandal of when their sex tape from their honeymoon was stolen and leaked to the public.
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Telefilm Canada Launches New U.S. Portal Devoted to Canadian Film

Telefilm Canada Launches New U.S. Portal Devoted to Canadian Film
Telefilm Canada has launched Canada Now, a new portal devoted to highlighting Canadian content in the U.S. The site will add new titles each month to its portfolio, which ranges from recent films such as “My Salinger Year” and “Antigone” to Oscar nominees like “Barbarian Invasions” and “Monsieur Lazhar,” as well as some series.

The site, developed in collaboration with Telescope, features close to 5,000 productions available across more than 150 VOD platforms.

Canada Now’s monthly boutique curation will spotlight six different programming sections in addition to the searchable database of productions accessible within the U.S. Every month the site will feature a section on New Arrivals, Classic Films and a spotlight called Indigenous Voices.

For the month of May, it will focus on a celebration of Asian Canadians with films including Sandra Oh starring as a struggling single mother whose daughter decides that Taoist magic will make everything better,
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HFPA President Responds to Netflix’s Boycott of Golden Globes Group

HFPA President Responds to Netflix’s Boycott of Golden Globes Group
The president of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association wants to meet with Ted Sarandos after the Netflix co-ceo announced that the streamer will no longer work with the group behind the Golden Globes.

Sarandos informed the HFPA that he wasn’t satisfied with its plans to overhaul the organization following weeks of criticism for its lack of diversity among members.

“We have always valued our relationship with Netflix as we seek to bring news about motion pictures and television to the world. We hear your concerns about the changes our association needs to make and want to assure you that we are working diligently on all of them,” HFPA President Ali Sar wrote in a letter to Sarandos late Friday night.

Sar wrote he wished to “clarify some misinformation” with Sarandos. “We would love to meet with you and your team so we can review the very specific actions that are already in the works,
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As the Golden Globes Promise to Do Better, Hollywood Responds with Side Eye: ‘We Don’t Believe’

As the Golden Globes Promise to Do Better, Hollywood Responds with Side Eye: ‘We Don’t Believe’
In a real-life Oscars moment so on the nose that it would never make a screenplay’s final draft, Margaret Gardiner from the Sunday Times of South Africa asked Oscar-winner Daniel Kaluuya, star of Shaka King’s “Judas and the Black Messiah,” what it was like to work with Regina King — the director of Supporting Actor nominee Leslie Odom Jr. in “One Night in Miami.” Later, her nonapology only made it worse.

A boneheaded lack of professionalism from a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association was not entirely surprising. That it should come when her organization had spent the last two months swearing that it would do better — and, in fact, its very existence hung in the balance? That still had the capacity to startle, and it goes a long way toward explaining that while the industry may hope the Golden Globes will return in 2022, it’s something that
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Tawny Kitaen, ’80s Music Video Vixen and ‘Bachelor Party’ Star, Dies at 59

Tawny Kitaen, ’80s Music Video Vixen and ‘Bachelor Party’ Star, Dies at 59
Julie E. “Tawny” Kitaen, who famously appeared in several music videos for the rock group Whitesnake in the ‘80s, has died. The Orange County, Calif. coroner’s office, which listed her as Tawny Finley, stated that she died at her home in Newport Beach on Friday morning, but a cause of death has not been revealed. She was 59.

Her children, Wynter and Raine, issued a statement on the morning May 8 via their mother’s Instagram account which read, in part: “We are heartbroken and saddened to announce the death of our mom. … We miss her and love her and we know her legacy will live on forever.”

Born in San Diego, California, Kitaen’s rock world debut came in 1983 when she appeared on the cover of back-to-back albums by heavy metal band Ratt, including the band’s self-titled 1983 debut and the triple-platinum “Out of the Cellar, in 1984. Kitaen was dating
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