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John Carpenter Returns To ‘Halloween’ Franchise To Provide Score For New Film

John Carpenter Returns To ‘Halloween’ Franchise To Provide Score For New Film
It feels like it wasn’t that long ago that Blumhouse Productions announced that they were making, yet another, entry in the “Halloween” franchise. Now, we are almost exactly 6 months from the film’s release, and the buzz around the sequel/reboot/remake is starting to build. And the excitement will increase even more now that it has been confirmed that filmmaker/composer John Carpenter is back lending his talents to the new film.
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Is Universal Making a New ‘Doom’ Movie?

Is Universal Making a New ‘Doom’ Movie?
News about a major Hollywood studio making a new film adaption of a popular video game property is typically revealed through either a splashy official announcement or a journalist’s reporting. But we may have just learned that Universal is making a new Doom movie through a tweet from an actress who’s supposedly involved. Find out […]

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Wendi McLendon Covey In Talks For ‘What Men Want’

Wendi McLendon Covey In Talks For ‘What Men Want’
The Goldbergs star Wendi McLendon-Covey is in negotiations to join Taraji P. Henson in What Men Want, Paramount Players’ gender-swapping revamp of the 2000 comedy starring Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt. The studio is fast-tracking this one, with principal photography underway in Atlanta and a January 11, 2019 release date already set. Adam Shankman is directing the pic written by Alex Gregory and Peter Huyck with previous revisions by Tina Chism. The new version follows a…
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Melissa McCarthy's Action Comedy 'Super-Intelligence' Gets 2019 Release Date

Melissa McCarthy's Action Comedy 'Super-Intelligence' Gets 2019 Release Date
Super-Intelligence, the new Melissa McCarthy comedy from New Line, will open on Christmas Day, 2019, Warner Bros. announced today.

At the same time, the studio has set release dates for the Michael B. Jordan death row drama, Just Mercy, as well as staked a claim for a release of an untitled film based on The Conjuring horror universe.

Super-Intelligence will be released Dec. 25, 2019. The movie, which is being directed by McCarthy’s husband, Ben Falcone, sees the comedian playing a former corporate executive whose earnest yet unfulfilled life is turned upside down when she is selected for observation by...
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Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown Join Voice Cast of 'Angry Birds 2'

Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown Join Voice Cast of 'Angry Birds 2'
Sony Pictures and Rovio Entertainment are adding a new flock of comedic talent to Angry Birds 2.

Leslie Jones (Saturday Night Live, Ghostbusters) will voice the film’s villain character, while Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, The People vs. O.J. Simpson), Mexico’s breakout Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included, Overboard), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Post), Awkwafina (Ocean's 8, Crazy Rich Asians), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Dove Cameron (The Descendants, Agents of Shield), Beck Bennett (Saturday Night Live, Brigsby Bear) and Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project) have all signed on for roles in The Angry...
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Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios Cancels ‘Firebase’ Movie Crowdfunding Effort After Not Raising Enough Money

Neill Blomkamp’s Oats Studios Cancels ‘Firebase’ Movie Crowdfunding Effort After Not Raising Enough Money
Neill Blomkamp’s dream of raising money from fans to turn his startup studio’s Vietnam War-set short film “Firebase” into a full-length film has ended, for now.

Oats Studios, which Blomkamp launched last year as an outlet for experimental shorts, said on Friday that it was canceling its “Firebase” crowdfunding effort because it hadn’t raised enough cash to make something “awesome.” Oats didn’t say how much it had raised but said it would issue refunds to everyone who contributed.

“Unfortunately we didn’t raise enough to do something truley [sic] awesome,” the studio said in a tweet Friday. “We would rather over deliver than create an average film. We thank the thousands of people who did back us- hang in there.”

To all backers of Firebase.. Oats will be refunding everyone who contributed completely. Unfortunately we didn't raise enough to do something truley awesome. We would rather over
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Selina Lo, Michelle Yeoh Join Cast of ‘Boss Level’ (Exclusive)

Selina Lo, Michelle Yeoh Join Cast of ‘Boss Level’ (Exclusive)
British-Chinese actress, Selina Lo and veteran Michelle Yeoh have joined the cast of “Boss Level.” The action thriller is currently shooting in Atlanta, Georgia, with Joe Carnahan directing.

Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios recently acquired the film from Emmett/Furla/Oasis Films. It is set for a wide theatrical release in 2019.

Lo, who has both acting and action chops, joins in a major role opposite Frank Grillo. Grillo plays a special forces operative trapped in a time loop in which he dies every day. His quest is to find out who is responsible.

The cast already features several high-profile names Naomi Watts, Ken Jeong, and Mel Gibson in a variety of roles. Yeoh joins in a key supporting position.

The above the title role is a breakthrough for Lo, an actress and model who previously appeared in The Weinstein Company’s doomed production of “Shanghai,” Universal Pictures Home Entertainment’s
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Amy Pascal & Neal Moritz Land Liz Moore’s New Book ‘Long Bright River’

Amy Pascal & Neal Moritz Land Liz Moore’s New Book ‘Long Bright River’
Exclusive: The prolific producing pair of Amy Pascal and Neal H. Moritz have teamed to acquire film rights to Long Bright River, the upcoming suspense novel from Liz Moore. The book just sold at auction to Penguin Random House imprint Riverhead Books for seven figures. Moore is also set to adapt the book, which is set in her native Philadelphia and revolves around two sisters — one, an addict who has gone missing and the other a police officer who must find her. The story…
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New ‘Nancy Drew’ Movie Coming Starring ‘It’ Actress Sophia Lillis

New ‘Nancy Drew’ Movie Coming Starring ‘It’ Actress Sophia Lillis
16-year-old actress Sophia Lillis broke out last year with her starring role as Beverly Marsh in the mega-hit film adaptation of Stephen King’s It, and now she’ll be playing an even more high profile literary character. A new report says that Lillis has been cast as the title role in a new Nancy Drew movie […]

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Neill Blomkamp Cancels His Crowdfunded Movie ‘Firebase’ [Updated]

Neill Blomkamp Cancels His Crowdfunded Movie ‘Firebase’ [Updated]
Update: That was fast. After planning to crowdfund his new movie Firebase, director Neill Blomkamp has decided to nix the whole idea. Blomkamp took to Twitter to announce that the idea was dead after not raising enough funds. To all backers of Firebase.. Oats will be refunding everyone who contributed completely. Unfortunately we didn't raise enough […]

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‘Safe’ Trailer: Michael C. Hall Searches For His Daughter (and a Proper British Accent) in This Netflix Crime Drama

‘Safe’ Trailer: Michael C. Hall Searches For His Daughter (and a Proper British Accent) in This Netflix Crime Drama
After getting used to hearing actor Michael C. Hall speak with such a distinctly low voice as a serial killer who hunts serial killers on Showtime’s Dexter, it’s slightly jarring to hear him try on an English accent in Safe, a new crime series for Netflix. The streaming service has just unveiled a first-look trailer for […]

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‘Cargo’s Martin Freeman Talks Baby-Carrying Zombies In Australia’s First Netflix Original Feature — Tribeca Studio

Bringing their Australian zombie epidemic tale Cargo to Tribeca this week, writer/directors Yolanda Ramke and Ben Howling sat down with Deadline this afternoon to discuss the roots of their project in a highly successful seven-minute short. “That was around the time that The Walking Dead was in its zenith, and we were just really interested in dabbling in the zombie genre and seeing if there was something a little bit fresh that we could bring to that,” Ramke said…
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Blue Fox Gobbles Up Rights To ‘The Night Eats The World’ – Tribeca

Blue Fox Entertainment has secured the North American distribution rights to French zombie thriller The Night Eats The World, just before it’s set to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Dominique Rocher, who shot the film in both French and English language during production, the pic is slated for a late summer theatrical release. Starring Norwegian actor Anders Danielsen Lie, the story follows Sam, who wakes one morning to find himself living in a…
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If You Don’t Have Amazon Prime, You Can No Longer Buy Most ‘Star Wars’ or Marvel Movies on Amazon

Amazon wants you to sign up for a Prime membership. So much so that they’ve realized they can withhold certain in-demand items in order to draw hapless consumers in. As a result, Amazon has now made Star Wars and Marvel DVDs and Blu-rays Prime exclusives. In other words, without prime, it’s going to be harder to […]

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‘Into the Badlands’ Season 3 Review: Martial Arts Drama Goes Deeper With the Mythology, But Remains Bonkers Fun

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‘Into the Badlands’ Season 3 Review: Martial Arts Drama Goes Deeper With the Mythology, But Remains Bonkers Fun
Let’s open with this: Nick Frost is a gift. Not just to mankind, but very specifically to “Into the Badlands.” Added to the series in Season 2 (perhaps after creators Al Gough and Miles Millar heard one too many complaints about Season 1 lacking a sense of humor), scenes featuring the frequent Simon Pegg/Edgar Wright collaborator often involve him simultaneously slinging around quips while performing the sort of physical moves you wouldn’t believe a man of his build capable of naturally. But it’s fun to watch, especially when Bajie (Frost) teams up with Sunny (Daniel Wu) to destroy packs of guards. Wu dances his way through a battle scene, sword slicing through limbs like butter, while Frost balances that with powerful punches and faster-than-light kicks.

It’s worth singling out Frost because while the character of Sunny is at the center of the bonkers AMC drama, which returns for a third season Sunday,
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‘Blue Night’ Review: Sarah Jessica Parker Shines In a Dour Homage to Agnès Varda — Tribeca

Perhaps the best thing that can be said about Fabien Constant’s “Blue Night,” a sensitive but shallow homage to 1962’s “Cléo from 5 to 7,” is that it convincingly validates the idea of updating the Agnès Varda classic. The worst thing that can be said about it is that it peaks with a Sarah Jessica Parker cover of “I Think We’re Alone Now” during the closing credits, but we’ll get to that later.

The story of a beautiful young woman’s brush with mortality, Varda’s film used the timelessness of its premise as an opportunity to contextualize the topical despairs of the day, which ranged from the ongoing Algerian War to Édith Piaf’s recent stomach ulcer surgeries. Seen through the eyes of a potentially dying chanteuse — the film’s title refers to the anxious hours that its heroine spends waiting for the results of a biopsy — everything became equally small,
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‘Charité’ Review: Netflix’s Historical Hospital Drama Won’t Fix ‘The Knick’-Sized Hole in Your Heart

‘Charité’ Review: Netflix’s Historical Hospital Drama Won’t Fix ‘The Knick’-Sized Hole in Your Heart
One of the most fascinating elements of “Charité,” the new six-part German miniseries now available on Netflix, is the operation theater. As a medical drama set in the late 19th century, this combination lecture hall and surgical venue is as compelling a concept as it is unsanitary. To see a procedure like a tracheotomy or an appendectomy, both in their nascent development stages, presented in such a matter-of-fact way is jarring by design. To see progress and hubris in tandem is one of the main reasons why medical dramas (especially ones set in a distant time) continue to be a regular TV staple.

Whenever “Charité” returns to the exhibition-style setting of that instructional surgery hall, it’s hard not to think of the similar scenes in “The Knick,” a show that by virtue of its styling and being set a decade later took a more modern approach to this subgenre.
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Happy 4/20: 10 Stoner Movies That Will Get You High

It’s pretty fitting that 4/20, the day to celebrate getting high and cannabis culture would be a rather inane, insider-y and secret code-term made by high school stoners that didn’t want their parents to know they were going to get baked. Or that’s one theory from a rather nonsensical Wikipedia post which I’m convinced was jacked by the Internet today.

Some versions about the theories and origins of 4/20 was the California penal code or the police radio code for marijuana (False).
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‘Atlanta’ Writer on Paper Boi’s Heartbreaking Loss, ‘Teddy Perkins,’ and Life After ‘Deadpool’

‘Atlanta’ Writer on Paper Boi’s Heartbreaking Loss, ‘Teddy Perkins,’ and Life After ‘Deadpool’
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Atlanta” Season 2, Episode 8, “Woods.”]

“Teddy Perkins” might have been the most horrific “Atlanta” episode to date, but Thursday’s “Woods” still gave viewers plenty of reason to flinch and be frightened. After ditching his not-girlfriend at the nail parlor, Alfred (Brian Tyree Henry) is walking home when three teenagers recognize him as Paper Boi, but decide to mug him anyway because he’s alone. The resulting struggle is messy, brutal, and difficult to watch. When one assailant pulls a gun, Alfred flees into the nearby woods.

As a main character, Alfred would normally be free from real consequences on a so-called comedy, but it certainly doesn’t feel like it here. With the murder-suicide and Darius’ (Lakeith Stanfield) close call in “Teddy Perkins,” it seemed as if maybe this would be the episode where one of our heroes dies. Alfred certainly doesn’t get away from the encounter unscathed.

“Our
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Apple’s Still-Secretive TV Plans: Here’s What We Know So Far, Including a List of Shows

It’s the biggest question in Hollywood that everyone is asking, and no one has an answer yet: What will Apple’s upcoming video offering actually look like, and how will it be delivered to viewers?

“I don’t know, and nobody knows, and it makes me nervous,” said one top Hollywood agent. “I’d sell one-off deals with Apple all day long. But I’d never do a [major, long-term talent deal] with them because I don’t know what it means to be an Apple show. How do they market it? Where’s it going to show up? How are people going to see it? It makes no sense to me.”

All is expected to be revealed later this fall, as Apple gears up to enter an already saturated marketplace in early 2019. The competition is fierce: Netflix has 125 million customers globally, while Amazon just revealed that Prime has 100 million consumers. Hulu is also in the mix,
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