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Here’s Why Captain Marvel Punched That Old Lady in the Trailer

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Here’s Why Captain Marvel Punched That Old Lady in the Trailer
The first trailer for “Captain Marvel” hints at a whole lot of things, from the origin story of Carol Danvers as a superhero, to the fact that she doesn’t remember her life on Earth. It also is pretty vague about the threats she faces when she gets here.

One shot from the trailer gives a sense of what Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) is up against, and at least part of the reason she’s returned to Earth, though. It’s the one that makes Carol look a little rough — when she blasts an elderly woman in the face while riding a train.

If you’re a fan of the Marvel comics on which “Captain Marvel” is based, you probably have an idea why Captain Marvel would punch a seemingly innocent human. If not, you need to know about one of the biggest,
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TV Review: A Lackluster Emmys Production, With Wonderfully Surprising Winners

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TV Review: A Lackluster Emmys Production, With Wonderfully Surprising Winners
The greatest surprise at this year's Emmys may have been two of the most powerful forces in television battling to a draw.

With a last-minute twist - "Game of Thrones" returning from a year of ineligibility to claim the Best Drama Series crown over competition including defending champion "The Handmaid's Tale” HBO knuckled its way into retaining its longstanding title as the winningest TV platform. But it shared the title with Netflix, which once again missed out on top drama or comedy honors but which picked up 23 wins - exactly as many as the longtime Emmy top dog.

It represented an odd anticlimax for a TV industry in flux, one so at odds with itself that it tended to throw off surprise wins like often-welcome sparks of inspiration. After an expected early run of comedy wins for Amazon's "The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" ultimately the first streaming series to have won the Best Comedy prize - the awards tended to grow more unruly.
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Emmys 2018: Oscars Director Glenn Weiss Pops the Question to Girlfriend Jan Svendsen

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Emmys 2018: Oscars Director Glenn Weiss Pops the Question to Girlfriend Jan Svendsen
Wedding bells are in the air!

During his acceptance speech for Outstanding Directing of a Variety Special for “The Oscars,” Glenn Weiss proposed to his girlfriend Jan Svendsen.

“Do you know why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend?” the director said. “Because I want to call you my wife.” The crowd inside the Microsoft Theater immediately started cheering, and Svendsen started shaking her head “yes.”

“This is the ring that my dad put on my mom’s finger 67 years ago,” he continued. “And to my sisters and brothers, I didn’t swipe it. Dad knows I have it, okay? I want to put this ring that my mom wore on your finger in front of all these people and in front of my mom and your parents watching from above. Will you marry me?”

More to come…
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Amy Sherman-Palladino Wins Emmys for Writing, Directing a Comedy Series

Amy Sherman-Palladino Wins Emmys for Writing, Directing a Comedy Series
Mrs. Maisel apparently isn’t the only one who’s marvelous.

Amy Sherman-Palladino picked up back-to-back Emmys Monday night when she won the trophies for Writing for a Comedy Series and Directing for a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.

“My panic room’s going to be so pretty!,” she quipped, a statuette in each hand, after she danced out on stage to accept her second award in just a few minutes’ time.

The wins were just two of the Amazon series’ 14 nominations; star Rachel Brosnahan walked away with the Lead Actress in a Comedy category win a few moments later.
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Patrick Stewart To Play A “Bosley” In Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ As First Plot Details Emerge

Patrick Stewart To Play A “Bosley” In Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ As First Plot Details Emerge
P-Stew meet K-Stew.

In an interesting twist that is sure to have “Charlie’s Angels” diehard fans in a tizzy, Patrick Stewart has been hired to portray Bosley in the new reboot film. Well, more like “a Bosley.” Let’s explain.

According to THR, the veteran “Star Trek” and “X-Men” actor is in final negotiations for the role that would see him join the Kristen Stewart-starring action reboot.

Continue reading Patrick Stewart To Play A “Bosley” In Elizabeth Banks’ ‘Charlie’s Angels’ As First Plot Details Emerge at The Playlist.
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Roseanne Barr Says ‘The Conners’ Is Killing Off Her Sitcom Character by Opioid Overdose

Roseanne Barr Says ‘The Conners’ Is Killing Off Her Sitcom Character by Opioid Overdose
Roseanne Barr has revealed the fate of her eponymous television character, Roseanne Conner. The comedian appeared on a recent episode of Brandon Straka’s YouTube show and shared the news her character will die from an opioid overdose when “Roseanne” gets rebooted as “The Conners” on ABC this fall.

“Oh ya, they killed her,” Barr confirmed about her character’s fate. “They have her die of an opioid overdose.”

Barr said the decision to have Roseanne Conner die of an opioid overdose was is an insult to the fans “who loved that family in that show.” However, Barr is no longer involved in front of or behind the camera and therefore had no say in how the new show’s creators got rid of her character.

“There’s nothing I can do about it,” Barr said. “It’s done. It’s over.”

John Goodman, who plays Roseanne’s husband Dan,
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Bryan Singer in Talks to Direct ‘Red Sonja’ for Avi Lerner’s Millennium

Bryan Singer in Talks to Direct ‘Red Sonja’ for Avi Lerner’s Millennium
Bryan Singer is in negotiations to direct “Red Sonja” for Avi Lerner’s Millennium Media, according to a spokeswoman for the producer.

The news comes three months after Singer received the directing credit for Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody,” despite being replaced by Dexter Fletcher during the latter stages of the shoot. Fletcher came on board to direct in December after Fox fired Singer from the project after repeated absences from the set had forced the studio to halt production.

Singer’s other directing credits include “The Usual Suspects,” “Superman Returns,” “X-Men,” “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” and “X-Men: Apocalypse.” He was also dropped as an executive producer on FX’s “Legion” in January in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations.

Millennium Media announced in November during the American Film Market that it was rebooting “Red Sonja” and was planning to finance and produce a new movie based on the female warrior.
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Gold Derby Editor Tom O’Neil’s 100% perfect, infallible, brilliant Emmy predictions

Gold Derby Editor Tom O’Neil’s 100% perfect, infallible, brilliant Emmy predictions
Pardon my braggadocio, but, hey, if you aim to give the Best Performance by an Emmy Pundit, you have to get all huffy or it’s no fun, right? You can see all of my Emmy predictions here. Explanations below. If you dare to disagree, post your comments below.

Best Comedy Series

A neck-and-neck horse race between “Atlanta” and “Marvelous Mrs. Maisel.” Out of our 27 Experts, 14 pick “Atlanta” and 13 say “Maisel.” Both have drawbacks. “Atlanta” isn’t the kind of knee-slapping gigglefest that usually wins here, while “Maisel” is a one-hour nominee in a category usually dominated by half-hour fare. Both programs scored three victories at the Creative Arts awards last weekend. I’m going with “Atlanta” because voters tend to hold back the comedy-series crown a bit. “Veep” didn’t win until its fourth turn at bat. Now “Atlanta,” in its second year, competes against newbie “Maisel,” so it probably has the edge.
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Brett Cullen Replaces Alec Baldwin as Thomas Wayne in ‘Joker’

Brett Cullen Replaces Alec Baldwin as Thomas Wayne in ‘Joker’
The Joker movie has a new Thomas Wayne. While Alec Baldwin notably dropped out of negotiations to tackle the character within a matter of 24 hours, director Todd Phillips has filled the void with a reliable performer. ComicBook.com broke the news that Brett Cullen has been cast as Thomas Wayne in the film, which has Joaquin Phoenix filling the title role in a unique, 1970s set origin story. Cullen is no stranger to the Batman world having played a congressman in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. He also had a role in Ghost Rider, but is probably …
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Angelina Jolie to Star in Revenge Thriller 'The Kept'

Angelina Jolie to Star in Revenge Thriller 'The Kept'
Angelina Jolie is attached to star in The Kept, a period revenge thriller from Imperative Entertainment, the company behind All the Money in the World.

The project adapts the searing 2014 James Scott novel newly acquired by Imperative, which has set Alice Birch, who wrote the Florence Pugh-starring period drama Lady Macbeth, to pen the screenplay.

In addition to toplining Kept, Jolie will produce, along with Imperative partners Dan Friedkin and Bradley Thomas.

Set in the winter of 1897 in rural New York, the story is set in motion when a woman returns to her isolated homestead to discover that her ...
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‘Captain America’s Anthony Mackie & ‘A Private War’s Jamie Dornan To Star In ‘Synchronic’ From ‘The Endless’ Directors

‘Captain America’s Anthony Mackie & ‘A Private War’s Jamie Dornan To Star In ‘Synchronic’ From ‘The Endless’ Directors
Exclusive: Captain America: Civil War star Anthony Mackie and A Private War star Jamie Dornan are in talks to topline sci-fi thriller Synchronic from The Endless directors Justin Benson and Aaron Moorhead.

The pair will play two New Orleans paramedics, whose lives are ripped apart after encountering a series of horrific deaths linked to a designer drug with bizarre, otherworldly effects.

The film is produced by David Lawson Jr., who produced The Endless, along with Benson and Moorhead for Rustic Films. The script is written by Benson. Xyz Films is handling international sales, with Xyz co-repping domestic rights with UTA.

It is Benson and Moorhead’s fourth collaboration following 2012’s Resolution and 2014’s Spring. Mackie is soon to star in Fox’s The Hate U Give, based on Angie Thomas’ novel and alongside Gina Rodriguez in the remake of Miss Bala. Dornan will next be seen in Sacha Gervasi’s My Dinner with Herve,
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Agc International Closes Deals in Italy, France, Australia on Michael Moore’s ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ (Exclusive)

Agc International has closed a series of significant international distribution deals for “Fahrenheit 11/9” following the Michael Moore documentary’s Toronto International Film Festival debut. The film, a blistering broadside against President Trump, received warm reviews, with some critics calling it Moore’s strongest work in years.

As Toronto drew to a close, the Agc team closed deals with TF1 in France, Lucky Red in Italy, FeelGood Entertainment in Greece, Kinoswiat in Poland, Siber in ex-Yugoslavia, Kurmaca Film in Turkey, Madman in Australia and New Zealand, PVR in India, and with Tsi for airlines. This follows on the pacts the company closed at the beginning of the Toronto market with MGM in Latin America and the U.K. where Vertigo will release the film, Weltkino in Germany, Dea Planeta in Spain, Svensk in Scandinavia, Splendid in Benelux, Ascot Elite in Switzerland, Gaga in Japan, Noori Pictures in South Korea, Bravos Pictures in China and Hong Kong,
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Fall TV: Here Are the Premiere Dates for All 22 New Broadcast Series (Photos)

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Fall TV is upon us, and TheWrap can help readers set their DVRs to sample new small-screen fare.

Who knows? One of these new broadcast series may turn into your next obsession — remember, “This Is Us” was a freshman show once too.

The full list is below.

Also Read: Fall TV Premieres: Here's When All Your Favorite Shows Will Return (Photos)

Series: “Rel”

Net: Fox

Premiere Date: Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8 p.m.*

*Time Period Premiere: Sunday, Sept. 30 at 9:30 p.m.

Series: “Magnum P.I.”*

Net: CBS

Premiere Date: Monday, Sept. 24 at 9 p.m.

*Rebooted series

Series: “Manifest”

Net: NBC

Premiere Date: Monday, Sept. 24 at 10 p.m.

Series: “F.B.I.”

Net: CBS

Premiere Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 9 p.m.

Series: “New Amsterdam”

Net: NBC

Premiere Date: Tuesday, Sept. 25 at 10 p.m.

Series: “Single Parents”

Net: ABC

Premiere Date: Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9:30 p.m.

Series: “A Million Little Things

Net: ABC

Premiere Date: Wednesday,
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16 Big Takeaways From That Sick First ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer

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16 Big Takeaways From That Sick First ‘Captain Marvel’ Trailer
The first trailer for “Captain Marvel” is here, filling in a few details of the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s first standalone movie about a woman superhero. The hints are few and far between, though, because it seems protagonist Carol Danvers is suffering from amnesia. Here are all the details we’ve gleaned from our first big look at “Captain Marvel.”

Captain Marvel crashes on Earth with amnesia |

Judging from Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) voice-over narration, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) isn’t returning home for a social call. She first crashes on Earth, and it seems likely she’s in pursuit of a shapeshifting Skrull threat in her role as a member of Starforce, a team of aliens who hunt bad guys. Fury also calls her a “renegade soldier,” so she’s probably chasing down those bad guys in defiance of her Starforce orders. She also apparently doesn’t remember her life on Earth,
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‘Doctor Who': First Female Doctor Was Condition of New Showrunner Deal for Season 11

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‘Doctor Who': First Female Doctor Was Condition of New Showrunner Deal for Season 11
The decision to cast Jodie Whittaker as the very first female Doctor in the history of “Doctor Who” was one that broke a fan base last year. But new showrunner Chris Chibnall wouldn’t have signed on for the upcoming eleventh season had the show not agreed it was high time a female time lord was in charge.

“That’s what Chris wanted, that was part of his conditions of doing the job,” executive producer Matt Strevens told Digital Spy in an interview published Tuesday.

Chibnall said the decision to make the 13th Doctor a woman felt “straightforward” and “not that controversial.” “It’s very hard to think of many examples in its 55-year history where the Doctor takes a decision based upon gender,” he added.

Also Read: 'Doctor Who': Watch Jodie Whittaker Literally Break the Glass Ceiling in New Promo (Video)

Peter Capaldi portrayed the 12th Time Lord on the long-running series,
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Endemol Shine Sale to Be Completed Within Weeks, Top Exec Says

Peter Salmon, the chief creative officer of Endemol Shine, said Tuesday that he expects the sale of the production and distribution powerhouse to be completed within the next several weeks.

“It’ll be in a month or two,” Salmon told attendees at the Royal Television Society’s annual conference in London. But he declined to be drawn on who the successful buyer would likely be, just as ITV CEO Carolyn McCall, on the same stage earlier, refused to address reports that her company was in the running.

Endemol Shine has spent the summer promoting itself and opening its books to potential buyers,
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Diarrhea Planet: Why Nashville Band With the Bad Name Is Opening for Jason Isbell

Diarrhea Planet: Why Nashville Band With the Bad Name Is Opening for Jason Isbell
Beloved Nashville power-punk band Diarrhea Planet had already booked their farewell shows when Jason Isbell’s camp called offering an item on every Music City musician’s bucket list: a gig at the Ryman.

“Being [from] Nashville, if somebody calls you and asks you to play at the Ryman, you can’t really pass it up,” frontman Jordan Smith tells Rolling Stone of what’s slated to be the serious band with the infamously shitty name’s last hurrah, opening the fifth show of Isbell’s six-night run next month at
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New York Times Tweets ‘Regret’ for Mistaking Angela Bassett for Omarosa in Emmy Coverage

The New York Times made quite the mix-up in Tuesday’s print edition, mistaking Angela Bassett for Omarosa Manigault Newman in a caption on its coverage of Monday night’s Emmy Awards.

The flub was in a long caption in the Arts section for a collection of Emmy photos, where Omarosa was misidentified in an image featuring “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” star Rachel Brosnahan accepting her prize for best actress in a comedy from presenters Tiffany Haddish and Angela Bassett.

In a statement, the Times said it regretted the error, which it blamed on a photo wire service, and promised to issue a correction in the Wednesday print edition.

Also Read: Dan Harmon Apologizes for Old Pedophilia Sketch: 'Nobody Should Ever Have to See What You Saw'

We regret running an incorrect caption from a photo wire service in some early print editions. We will issue a correction in tomorrow's paper.
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‘Watergate’ Opening Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival (Exclusive)

‘Watergate’ Opening Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival (Exclusive)
Charles Ferguson’s “Watergate” will open the Double Exposure Investigative Film Festival on Oct. 10 at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.

Alexis Bloom’s “Divide and Conquer: The Story of Roger Ailes” will close the festival on Oct. 13 at the Naval Heritage Center in Washington, D.C., which will be the site for all films after opening night.

Ghost Fleet,” directed by Shannon Service and Jeffrey Waldron is the festival centerpiece on Oct. 12. The festival will host a special screening of “The Panama Papers,” directed by Alex Winter, on Oct. 13.

Ferguson won an Oscar for “Inside Job,” a 2010 film that examined the corruption at the root of the financial crisis. His new film was originally titled “Watergate — Or: How We Learned to Stop an Out of Control President,” when it screened at Telluride on Aug. 31 in advance of a theatrical release on Oct. 12 and a Nov. 2 television bow on History.
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Tom Arnold on Why He and Bob Woodward are ‘Spirit Animals Right Now’

Tom Arnold pulls no punches when it comes to how he feels about Donald Trump.

“He’s the worst,” he tells Variety simply. “He is the worst person ever, but he’s always been like that.”

It’s that latter assessment that’s fueling Arnold’s single-minded campaign to dig up damning, uncontroversial evidence of Trump’s many alleged foibles — racism, misogyny, double-dealing, business incompetence — that he believes must exist in the many thousands of hours of unedited pre-presidency “Celebrity Apprentice” video, film and audio recordings, a mission he’s documenting on his new Viceland series “The Hunt for the Trump Tapes.
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