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New 'Overlord' Images and Synopsis Reveal More of Bad Robot’s WWII-Set Horror

New 'Overlord' Images and Synopsis Reveal More of Bad Robot’s WWII-Set Horror
We're still a few months out from the bonkers-looking WWII-set horror flick Overlord — which is definitely not a Cloverfield movie, or so we're told — but Paramount and Bad Robot released a whole bunch of new photos and a synopsis that shed a little more light on this dark thriller.

These batch of images gel with the over-the-top insanity promised by that first AC/DC-set trailer, with a troupe of American paratroopers crash-landing in a Nazi-occupied France that is 100% more horrifically mutated than they could have imagined. The J.J. Abrams
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Box Office: 'House With a Clock in Its Walls' Edges to $24 Million Debut, 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Stumbles

Box Office: 'House With a Clock in Its Walls' Edges to $24 Million Debut, 'Fahrenheit 11/9' Stumbles
The House With a Clock in Its Walls is on its way to a No. 1 debut at the box office with an estimated $24 million from 3,592 North American locations.

House stars Cate Blanchett and Jack Black as an eccentric witch and warlock who live next door to each other and who play host to 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his Uncle Jonathan (Black) in Michigan after his parents die. The Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment film took in an estimated $7.8 million on Friday.

The second weekend of A Simple Favor and the third frame of The Nun should compete for second place, with an estimated $10 million and $9 million, respectively.
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Sorry, ‘BoJack Horseman’ Fans: There Probably Won’t Be Another Holiday Special Episode

Sorry, ‘BoJack Horseman’ Fans: There Probably Won’t Be Another Holiday Special Episode
Raphael Bob-Waksberg hopes you enjoyed his 2014 “BoJack Horseman Christmas Special,” just don’t expect another holiday-themed one-off episode anytime soon.

“Broadly, no,” said the creator of the animated Netflix comedy, when asked by TheWrap if he was planning anymore holiday specials. The reason is simply a matter of scheduling. “I only get a couple weeks off per year and if I’m doing an episode between seasons it bridges that vacation time.” He said he “literally did not have a break” between making Season 1 and Season 2 because of the Christmas special.

But he does have an idea for one… if he ever felt like it, that is. And it would include the return of Vincent Adultman, a former boyfriend of Princess Carolyn (Amy Sederis), that is, according to BoJack, “very obviously three kids stacked on top of each other under a trench coat.” In what was a recurring gag through the first two seasons,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Baby Names Are on the Rise in England, Especially Arya and Khaleesi

‘Game of Thrones’ Baby Names Are on the Rise in England, Especially Arya and Khaleesi
A girl has a name, and so do at least 343 others. That’s how many newborn girls were named Arya in England last year, according to a BBC report that also tracks the rise in babies named Khaleesi (73) and Tyrion (11), among other kiddos named after famous “Game of Thrones” characters. Maisie Williams’ fan favorite proved to be the most popular by far, perhaps because young Arya Stark is universally beloved and her name is easier to spell than Daenarys.

The study also notes that 2017 was the biggest year on record for girls named Sansa, though an exact figure isn’t given. In addition to “Thrones,” “Moana” and “Star Wars” exerted their influence as well: Seven little girls were named after the Disney princess, 149 were named Leia, and 21 were named Rey; Kylo was big among boys, with 70 carrying the moniker of the latest “Star Wars” villain.

Game of Thrones” was also
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Tessa Thompson Heads to ‘Avengers 4’ Set in Atlanta With Chris Hemsworth

Tessa Thompson Heads to ‘Avengers 4’ Set in Atlanta With Chris Hemsworth
Perhaps the most notable superhero absence in “Avengers: Infinity War,” after actual Avengers members Ant-Man and Hawkeye, was that of Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), who was one of the leads in “Thor: Ragnarok.” “Ragnarok,” notably, ended right before “Infinity War” began, so it was kind of a big deal that she wasn’t even mentioned.

Valkyrie isn’t dead, of course — that much was confirmed by the Russo brothers and “Infinity War” screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely on the “Infinity War” audio commentary. Since Thanos only killed half of the Asgardians in his ambush, that must mean that either she’s with the half who survived or she left before Thanos’ ship ambushed them.

Whatever the explanation, there is now reason to believe that Valkyrie is going to show up in “Avengers 4.” While her appearance in the film has not been confirmed officially and likely won’t be for a while,
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Poland’s Gdynia Film Festival Signs Gender Pledge

The Gdynia Film Festival, Poland’s leading event for local movies, has signed the gender-parity pledge, following in the footsteps of Cannes, Locarno, Venice and Toronto.

The pledge was signed Friday by Gdynia’s general director, Leszek Kopec, and writer/director Wojciech Marczewski, who is head of the festival’s programming board. The pledge commits the festival to the following objectives: to set out a schedule for the implementation of changes aimed at achieving parity in all decision-making bodies of the festival; to maintain the festival’s transparency policy; to collect statistics on the gender of the directors of all the films submitted for selection; and to present at the festival’s next edition the results of actions taken by the management to achieve gender parity.

The pledge signing took place as the Polish branch of Women in Film, which represents more than 3,000 women working in the local industry, held
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Sky Backs Comcast Deal, CEO Darroch Says ‘Momentum Will Only Increase’

Sky has recommended that its shareholders accept Comcast’s blockbuster $39 billion bid for the company, an offer hailed by chief executive Jeremy Darroch as “the beginning of the next exciting chapter for Sky.”

Comcast won a three-round auction for Sky on Saturday, with a £17.28-per-share deal that almost certainly puts enough distance between it and rival bidder 21st Century Fox to win the battle for control of the European pay-tv heavyweight. Fox, with Disney’s approval, lodged a bid of £15.67 per share.

Had the bid been close, there was speculation that Sky might have recommended the Fox offer to shareholders.
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Zendaya Wants To Do A ‘Little Mermaid’ Live Action: ‘Why Wouldn’t I?’

Zendaya Wants To Do A ‘Little Mermaid’ Live Action: ‘Why Wouldn’t I?’
Even if it’s only a rumor for now, Zendaya says she’d be open to starring in a “Little Mermaid” live action film.

At the premiere of “Smallfoot” Saturday, the “Spider-Man: Homecoming” actress confirmed to Variety‘s Marc Malkin that her involvement in a live action version of the hit 1989 Disney film is so far just a rumor — but that doesn’t mean she’s not interested.

“I mean, yeah, why wouldn’t I?” she said, when asked if she’d want to do the film.

Zendaya, who stars alongside LeBron James in “Smallfoot,” an animated film about Yetis, said she has yet to meet the Lakers star.

She added that the film has several messages: “Speaking your truth, following your heart…There’s a million. And that’s the idea, we all just want at least one young person to just leave and feel inspired and want to
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Metallica: Inside Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo’s Genre-Stretching Duets

There comes a moment in every Metallica gig lately where guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo take the spotlight for themselves. It’s listed officially on the band’s set lists as “Kirk/Rob Doodle” – a sort of open-ended “they’re gonna do whatever they want” – and it’s allowed them to stretch out in interesting ways.

They started out in 2017 riffing on infrequently-played entries from the Metallica oeuvre, like “Bleeding Me” and “I Disappear” and followed them with Trujillo’s take on the late Cliff Burton’s “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth” bass solo.
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See Beto O’Rourke Air-Drum to the Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ After Ted Cruz Debate

See Beto O’Rourke Air-Drum to the Who’s ‘Baba O’Riley’ After Ted Cruz Debate
Beto O’Rourke showcased his air-drum skills following his debate with Ted Cruz as the Democratic senatorial candidate rocked out to the Who’s “Baba O’Riley” while waiting in a Whataburger drive-thru line.

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“This may be the best song ever written,” O’Rourke proclaimed of the Who’s Next classic. The impromptu air-drumming was part of a 45-minute live-streamed
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Michael Moore Says He ‘Loves’ Obama: ‘May Not Have a Better President in My Lifetime’ (Video)

Michael Moore Says He ‘Loves’ Obama: ‘May Not Have a Better President in My Lifetime’ (Video)
Michael Moore opened up about his opinion of Barack Obama, telling late night host Bill Maher that he “loved” the former president and he might be the best person to serve in office for the rest of Moore’s life.

“I love President Obama; we may not have a better president in my lifetime,” Moore said Friday while stopping by “Real Time With Bill Maher” to promote his new documentary “Fahrenheit 11/9.” Moore said that while he was a committed Democrat who supported both Bernie Sanders and later Hillary Clinton, he was not afraid to be tough on everyone for their actions while in office.

“I think it’s great I do this to. You go after the Democrats. That’s what friends do. They’re honest with their friends. Cowards don’t,” said Maher, lauding the filmmaker. “You are very brave in this. You say very unflattering things about Clinton and Obama and Hillary.
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Comcast Wins Auction of Sky With $39 Billion Bid

The tug-o’-war between 21st Century Fox and Comcast for British pay-tv company Sky Plc is finally over, with Comcast submitting a winning bid of roughly $39 billion in an auction on Saturday.

The fate of Sky was decided during a three-round auction held by the U.K. Takeover Panel, a rarely-used tactic in handling mergers and acquisitions in the U.K. Comcast’s triumph came after the company offered £17.28 (roughly $22.59) per share for the company in the final round, handily outbidding Fox’s offer of £15.67 (roughly $20.49).

Also Read: Why Do Comcast and Fox Want to Buy Sky So Much?

“We note the increased cash offer for the fully diluted share capital of Sky by Comcast, and that it has been recommended by the Independent Committee of Sky,” Fox said in a statement. “21Cf is considering its options regarding its own 39 percent shareholding in Sky and will make a further announcement in due course.
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Sky Auction: Comcast Beats Fox With $39 Billion Bid

Comcast has beaten 21st Century Fox in the high-stakes auction of European pay-tv giant Sky, coming out on top Saturday with a bid of £30 billion ($39 billion). The victory paves the way for the U.S. cable giant to put a leading offer to Sky shareholders and, if it’s accepted, to bolster significantly its international operations at a time of mega-consolidation in the industry and of rising global powerhouses such as Netflix.

Comcast bid £17.28 per Sky ordinary share versus Fox’s offer of £15.67 per share, which valued Sky at $32 billion. Comcast’s win came in a quick-fire shootout overseen by the U.
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Fareed Zakaria Mocked Over Meeting With Bono to ‘Understand Europe’s Populism': ‘Go On ClickHole’

Fareed Zakaria Mocked Over Meeting With Bono to ‘Understand Europe’s Populism': ‘Go On ClickHole’
Fareed Zakaria came in for mockery on Friday after saying he sought advice from Bono to help understand the phenomenon of European populism.

“The only way to counter the dark, pessimistic vision being peddled by nationalists and extremists, Bono says, is to have an uplifting, positive vision,” Zakaria wrote in the Washington Post on Friday. “To that end, Bono’s band, U2, has been choosing a moment during its concerts to unfurl — wait for it — the flag of the European Union.”

Zakaria, a frequent contributor to the Post opinion page and host of the CNN weekend program “Fareed Zakaria Gps,” seemed to be understanding of Bono’s view that the European Union needed rebranding to get away from its image of a lumbering, bureaucratic institution, which it has become.

Also Read: CNN's Fareed Zakaria Reveals Surprising Person Who Wouldn't Talk for 'Legacy of Barack Obama'

Critics, however, pounced almost immediately,
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See John Lennon, George Harrison Record ‘How Do You Sleep?’ in New Footage From ‘Imagine’ Reissue

See John Lennon, George Harrison Record ‘How Do You Sleep?’ in New Footage From ‘Imagine’ Reissue
John Lennon, George Harrison and the Plastic Ono Band record “How Do You Sleep?” together in the studio in never-before-seen footage from the upcoming Ultimate Collection reissue of Lennon’s 1971 album Imagine.

The video for “How Do You Sleep? (Takes 5 & 6, Raw Studio Mix Out-take),” a “looser, funkier” rendition of the biting track aimed at Lennon’s former Beatles band mate Paul McCartney, features Lennon and Harrison performing the song at Lennon’s Ascot Sound Studios in May 1971.

The massive Imagine reissue, due out October 5th, boasts “Raw Studio Mixes” from
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For Sh-ts and Giggles: ‘American Vandal’ Showrunners Talk Season 2

Last year, American Vandal arrived on tiptoe, a barely promoted gift from the Netflix gods that had fans wondering, “Who drew the dicks?” One easily could have mistaken its mockumentary format for a real investigation into a high school prank that resulted in the wrongful expulsion of class clown Dylan Maxwell (Jimmy Tetro). “I was speaking to someone we recently staffed in the writers’ room who said it took him four episodes before realizing these were actors,” says Dan Perrault, who created the true-crime parody series with Tony Yacenda and executive producer Dan Lagana.
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Actor Jay Ellis on Lawrence’s Return to ‘Insecure,’ Upcoming ‘Top Gun’ Movie

Loyal viewers of HBO’s Insecure were hit with a shocking end to last Sunday’s Coachella-set episode: the return of Lawrence. Jay Ellis, who portrays the seemingly gone-forever ex-boyfriend spoke with Rolling Stone earlier this week about how he learned that his storyline was not over just yet.

Before Sunday’s episode, Lawrence had last been seen during the Season Two finale. Lawrence and Issa (played by the show’s creator Issa Rae) had spent the entire season trying to find closure and move on from their painful breakup in Season One,
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Jason Aldean on Route 91 Shooting Anniversary: ‘A Day That’s Hard to Forget’

Jason Aldean on Route 91 Shooting Anniversary: ‘A Day That’s Hard to Forget’
October 1st marks the one-year anniversary of the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in Las Vegas, where a gunman opened fire on a crowd of country music fans, killing 58 and injuring more than 500. It stands as the worst mass shooting in modern United States history. On Friday night, Jason Aldean — who was performing at Route 91 when the shooting began — returned to the stage in the still healing city for the iHeartRadio Festival with the somber anniversary on his mind.

Just before his 30-minute set, Aldean joined country DJ Bobby Bones to honor Las Vegas’ first responders,
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‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Levitates to No. 1 at Friday Box Office

‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Levitates to No. 1 at Friday Box Office
Universal’s “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” is off to a solid start at the box office, earning $7.8 million on Friday from 3,592 screens and putting itself on course to easily take No. 1 at the box office with an estimated $24 million opening.

Universal didn’t break the bank making Eli Roth’s first PG film, keeping the budget for “Clock” at a reasonable $40 million. Should the current estimate hold through the weekend, it will represent an opening on the higher end of tracker expectations, which had pegged the Jack Black-Cate Blanchett vehicle for a start in the low $20 million range.

Also Read: 'The Nun' Got a Big Box Office Boost From Latinos

Produced by Amblin and inspired by the dark fantasies the studio released in the 1980s, the film has earned mixed reviews with a 67 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, but had a solid
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‘Te Bote’: How Nio García, Casper Mágico and Darell’s Reggaeton Hit Took America

The remix to Nio García, Casper Mágico and Darell’s “Te Boté,” a seven-minute, stubbornly skeletal reggaeton single, is a massive hit in the U.S. this year — especially when you consider that the entire thing is rapped and sung in Spanish. In the harsh world of the Hot 100, dominated by hip-hop streaming sensations and pop stars with major-label budgets, “Te Boté” climbed all the way to Number 36. No English? No problem.

This song is so spare it makes minimalism seem decadent: Two sets of two piano notes and blunt,
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