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Amazon Studios Signs ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Director Reed Morano to Exclusive Overall TV Deal

Amazon Studios Signs ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Director Reed Morano to Exclusive Overall TV Deal
I think Reed Morano’s alone now… with Amazon Studios. The Emmy-winning director has signed an overall deal with Morano to exclusively create original series for Amazon Prime Video. Morano recently directed “I Think We’re Alone Now,” which won the Special Jury Prize for Excellence in Filmmaking at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.

Morano made history last year when she won both the Emmy Award and DGA Award for directing the pilot to Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale,” the first time a female director had won both prizes in the same year. She was also the first woman to win the Outstanding Directing for a Drama Emmy in 22 years.

“Reed is a creative powerhouse whose distinct point of view shines through her immersive, emotional storytelling and commanding cinematic style,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios. “We’re honored to partner with her to exclusively create originals for the global Prime Video audience.
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Snowfall Renewed for Season 3 at FX

Snowfall Renewed for Season 3 at FX
The forecast at FX calls for more Snowfall: The basic cable network has renewed the ’80s-set drug drama for a third season.

Word of Snowfall‘s Season 3 pick-up comes just a day ahead of its Season 2 finale. Titled “Education,” the episode finds Franklin facing the consequences of his actions, while Teddy pulls out all the stops to assist his partners. Lucia, meanwhile, makes a sacrifice to save Gustavo’s life.

“It has been great to see Snowfall‘s audience and critical acclaim grow in its second season,” Eric Schrier, FX’s co-president of original programming, said in a statement. “The
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Downton Abbey Movie Gets a Fall 2019 Release Date

Downton Abbey Movie Gets a Fall 2019 Release Date
Focus Features will release the Downton Abbey movie on Friday, September 20, 2019 in North America and Universal Pictures International will release it on Friday, September 13, 2019 internationally. Commented Focus chairman Peter Kujawski about the release.

"Since the series ended, fans of Downton have long been waiting for the Crawley family's next chapter. We're thrilled to join this incredible group of filmmakers, actors and craftspeople, led by Julian Fellowes and Gareth Neame, in bringing back the world of Downton to the big screen next September."

The television series Downton Abbey followed the lives of the Crawley family and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century in an Edwardian English country house. Over its 6 seasons, the series garnered 3 Golden Globe Awards, 15 Primetime Emmy Awards, 69 Emmy nominations in total, making Downton Abbey the most nominated non-us television show in the history of the Emmys - even earning a Special
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Wes Anderson’s Next Movie Confirmed As A 1950s-Set Musical Comedy In A Fictional French City

Wes Anderson’s Next Movie Confirmed As A 1950s-Set Musical Comedy In A Fictional French City
We’ve been hearing rumblings about Wes Anderson’s next film for a few weeks now. First, we heard that it might be filming in France, where Anderson has called home for quite a while now. Then came rumors of the film potentially being some sort of musical. But now, it appears that we can confirm all that information, and round it out with a better idea of what we might expect. Suffice to say, Anderson appears to be pushing the boundaries of his whimsical comfort zone.

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‘Infinity War’ Directors Troll the Internet With Mysterious ‘Avengers 4’ Photo Tease

‘Infinity War’ Directors Troll the Internet With Mysterious ‘Avengers 4’ Photo Tease
The directors of “Avengers: Infinity War” just shared a photo on social media that’s presumably a tease about “Avengers 4” — and fans are freaking out.

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo published the photo through their joint Twitter account, @RussoBrothers, and on their Marvel-laden Instagram account, therussobrothers. The dark, black-and-white photo shows Joe Russo seated on what appears to be a studio sound stage, looking at a laptop. Nothing about the photo seems especially out of place or even particularly mysterious, but then there’s the caption.

Look hard… pic.twitter.com/NxI8RFh4f6

— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) September 19, 2018

Also Read: How Will 'Captain Marvel' Play Into That Wild 'Avengers: Infinity War' Ending?

“Look hard….” reads the tweet that goes with photo. So, of course, fans have been looking very hard at their computer and smartphone screens ever since. Still, nobody is quite sure what
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Loki, Scarlet Witch, Other Marvel Heroes to Get Own TV Series on Disney Streaming Service (Exclusive)

Loki, Scarlet Witch, Other Marvel Heroes to Get Own TV Series on Disney Streaming Service (Exclusive)
Disney is enlisting Earth’s Mightiest Heroes as the company prepares to launch its upcoming streaming service. The entertainment giant is in early development on an ambitious plan for a number of limited series centered on popular characters from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These series will likely include shows centered on Loki and the Scarlet Witch, along with other beloved superheroes who have yet to appear in their own standalone movies.

Marvel and Disney had no comment.

There’s an important distinction from other Marvel small screen efforts, however. The actors who portrayed these heroes and villains in the Avengers films and their spin-offs, such as Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen, are expected to play them in the streaming shows. Moreover, though sources close to the production are staying mum on the cost of the programming, the budgets are expected to be hefty rivaling those of a major studio productions.
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Can ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Become the Fall’s First Family Box Office Hit?

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Can ‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ Become the Fall’s First Family Box Office Hit?
The second half of September will be a slow period for the box office, as studios are expecting that “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” will take up most of the audience interest when they arrive in October. That said, Universal and Amblin are sending in an interesting contender in the form of “The House With a Clock in its Walls,” the first PG-rated film from gory horror director Eli Roth.

Based on John Bellairs 1973 Ya novel of the same name, “Clock” is a film that takes several pages from the classic Amblin dark fantasy films of the 1980s, like “Gremlins” and “The Goonies,” designed to give kids a good scare. Compared to the other Halloween titles that will be on offer next month, the film’s fright factor sits somewhere between the sillier “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” and the very much not-for-kids “Halloween” sequel.

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Exclusive: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry in Talks to Star in ‘Child’s Play’ Reboot

Exclusive: Aubrey Plaza, Brian Tyree Henry in Talks to Star in ‘Child’s Play’ Reboot
MGM's Child's Play reboot has found its leads on FX, apparently, as Aubrey Plaza (Legion) and Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta) are in negotiations to star in the killer doll movie, Collider has exclusively learned. Lars Klevberg, who directed the as-yet-unreleased horror movie Polaroid, is set to direct from a script by Tyler Burton Smith (Kung Fury 2). It producers David Katzenberg and Seth Grahame-Smith will produce via their KatzSmith Productions banner, while Aaron Schmidt will serve as an executive producer. Production will start soon in Vancouver. The contemporary reboot is believed to follow a group …
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Film Review: ‘The Last Suit’

A Polish-born Holocaust survivor decides to travel from Buenos Aires to Lodz to fulfill a promise he made nearly 70 years earlier in Argentine writer-director Pablo Solarz’s touching, albeit occasionally heavy-handed, drama “The Last Suit.” Thankfully, this late-life road movie also boasts plenty of poignant and humorous moments that will play well with older viewers and those seeking Jewish-interest content. After reaping numerous audience awards on the festival circuit, the film begins a U.S. theatrical run in New York on Sept. 21, before expanding to Los Angeles on Sept. 28 and later the hinterlands via small but enterprising distribution outfit Outsider Pictures.

Despite a bum right leg that he nicknames “tzuris” because of the aggravation it gives him, stubborn, 88-year-old retired tailor Abraham Bursztein still has plenty of fight and flair left in him. Unfortunately, his family refuses to recognize it. Bursztein, like some latter-day King Lear, has already foolishly divided his property among his daughters,
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Animation Is Film Festival Announces Opening Night Movie, Competition Titles, Jury

Animation Is Film Festival Announces Opening Night Movie, Competition Titles, Jury
Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai” will open the second Animation Is Film Festival, slated for Oct. 19-21 at Hollywood’s Tcl Chinese Theatre. Hosoda will attend the screening, which will be the North American premiere of the film, which debuted in Cannes.

Mirai” is also among the initial films in competition announced by the festival, produced by independent animation distributor GKids in partnership with animation festival Annecy, Fathom Events and Variety.

Other competition titles hail from all over the world and include “Another Day of Life,” “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles,” “Funan,” “I Want to Eat Your Pancreas,” “Okko’s Inn,” “Pachamama,” “Penguin Highway,” “Ruben Brandt, Collector,” “Seder-Masochism,” and “Tito and the Birds.”

The Animation Is Film jury will once again be presided over by Variety chief film critic Peter Debruge, who will be joined by Warner Animation Group Evp Allison Abbate, NBA star and now Oscar winner Kobe Bryant,
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Ryan Reynolds Previews Explosive Stunt in Michael Bay Movie (Watch)

Ryan Reynolds Previews Explosive Stunt in Michael Bay Movie (Watch)
Ryan Reynolds was unfazed during his latest interview when an exploding car flipped over a white van behind him.

The car stunt was part of Michael Bay’s new film “6 Underground,” but that didn’t stop Reynolds from hijacking the scene for his latest Twitter joke. “Best part about shooting with Michael Bay? I don’t know, a lot of people would probably say the action, but for me it’s the stillness. It’s those quiet moments,” Reynolds said as the car exploded behind him.

.#6Underground @netflix pic.twitter.com/jPvk3PhQpf

— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) September 19, 2018

The “Deadpool” star is known for his quips on Twitter, most recently posting his superhero character’s own recreation of Burt Reynolds’ nude Cosmopolitan spread in honor of the late actor. Other posts include a “mom approved” “Deadpool” clip and a warning to Japan to hide their children in honor of “Deadpool 2
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Will Packer Productions Names James F. Lopez President (Exclusive)

Will Packer Productions has named James F. Lopez as its new president.

In his new position, Lopez will oversee all aspects of film production, while leading efforts to expand and diversify the company’s slate. Previously, Lopez worked as Wpp’s head of motion pictures, developing and overseeing production for film projects including “Breaking In,” “What Men Want” and “Little.” He was also an executive producer for “Night School,” “Jacob’s Ladder” and the comedy “Girls Trip,” which premiered last year.

“James and I have already produced seven successful films in three years since he joined the company; I’m
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Metallica Plot Charity Acoustic Concert

Metallica will play as special acoustic concert this fall raising money for their charitable organization. The gig, dubbed the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction, will take place at the Masonic in San Francisco on November 3rd. Cage the Elephant will open the evening with an acoustic set of their own.

Tickets for the event go on sale on Friday at 10 a.m. Pt via Ticketmaster. They’re also offering fans a chance to win third-row floor seats with a fundraiser.

Metallica formed its All Within
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‘MasterChef’ Renewed for Season 10 at Fox

‘MasterChef’ Renewed for Season 10 at Fox
MasterChef” has been renewed for Season 10 at Fox.

Season 10 will air during the 2018-2019 season. The announcement comes just ahead of the Season 9 finale, which airs Wednesday night at 8 p.m. In the two-hour finale, the three remaining home cooks will face their final challenge when they are each asked to prepare a three-course menu for the judges. The home cook with the best overall menu will be crowned the winner. Season 9 has been averaging 6.4 million viewers per episode in multi-platform viewing, according to Fox.

The show will hold a series of casting calls across the country for Season 10 beginning in September.
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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Season 1 Photos: Check Out Harvey Kinkle, Aunt Zelda and More

Get ready for a deep-dive look into the residents of Greendale. Netflix released new character photos for “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” this week, making us even more excited for the series to arrive than the trailer did.

See below for Netflix’s official character descriptions. “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” premieres on Oct. 26 on Netflix.

Harvey Kinkle (Ross Lynch) is Sabrina’s boyfriend. The prince charming of this dark fairy tale, Harvey is the son of a coal miner, a dreamboat and a dreamer, completely unaware of the dark forces conspiring to keep him and Sabrina apart.

Sabrina Spellman (Kiernan Shipka) An empowered young woman, half-human, half-witch, Sabrina is just beginning her dark education as a sorceress, even as she tries to maintain a normal life as a sophomore at Baxter High. Intelligent, compassionate and brave to the point of recklessness, Sabrina is all that stands between us and the forces
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‘Ahs: Apocalypse': Here’s Your First Look at Jessica Lange’s Return as ‘Queen Constance’ (Photo)

‘Ahs: Apocalypse': Here’s Your First Look at Jessica Lange’s Return as ‘Queen Constance’ (Photo)
You better sit down, “American Horror Story” fans, because Ryan Murphy just gave you something that’s definitely worth fainting over: Jessica Lange back in character as Constance Langdon on the set of “Apocalypse.”

“To celebrate 300 k followers, here’s a first look at the return of Queen Constance…the one and only Lady Lange…being directed by that dynamo of wit and talent Sarah Paulson. Love them both!” the FX anthology series’ creator captioned a shot he posted to Instagram Wednesday of Paulson (who is leading the cast and directing this season) and franchise alum Lange, laughing on set.

Lange left the series after Season 4 aka “Freak Show.” And though she previously said she would not be returning, Paulson revealed in July that Lange would in fact be back for Season 8, aka the “Murder House”/”Coven” crossover.

Also Read: 'American Horror Story: Apocalypse': Yes, Mr Langdon Is That
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‘Smallfoot’ Film Review: Fun Ideas Get Buried Under Avalanche of Mediocrity

‘Smallfoot’ Film Review: Fun Ideas Get Buried Under Avalanche of Mediocrity
Producers John Requa and Glenn Ficarra have generally kept a wide berth between their kid-friendly projects and their more adult material. The best parts of “Smallfoot” see them finding a middle ground, espousing plot points and messaging that you don’t usually find in family fare.

Lurking within this animated tale of yetis and humans are such forward-thinking notions as, “Question everything, including religion,” “Governments use public safety as an excuse for misleading the populace when they really just want to control people,” and “Tribalism benefits people in power more than the communities they claim to want to protect.”

Heady stuff for a mainstream cartoon, but unfortunately “Smallfoot” can’t bear the weight of its big ideas, saddled as it is with fairly mediocre animation, mostly forgettable songs and a resolutely by-the-numbers screenplay by director Karey Kirkpatrick (“Over the Hedge”) and Clare Sera, adapting Sergio Pablos’ book “Yeti Tracks.”

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Film Review: ‘Smallfoot’

The best thing about the otherwise-abominable “Smallfoot” is the concept: A community of creatures feared by humans — in this case, yetis with giant, bendy bodies and silky CG hair — consider people to be just as frightening, with both sides going far out of their way to avoid the species they don’t understand. That’s a solid idea now, and that was a solid idea when the folks at Pixar came up with it 24 years ago. The problem is, “Smallfoot” is not a Pixar movie. It’s the latest offering from Warner Animation Group, which essentially takes the hook for “Monsters Inc.” (hatched way back in 1994) and turns it into a heavy-handed civics lesson.

According to the credits, “Smallfoot” is based on a book called “Yeti Tracks” by Sergio Pablos, the brain behind “Despicable Me,” but there is no trace of the book’s existence online. In fact, it’s
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Billy Currington Returns With Sensual New Song ‘Bring It on Over’

Billy Currington returns today with the new song “Bring It on Over,” the singer’s first release since the 2017 single “Wake Me Up.”

Written by Dallas Davidson, Rhett Akins, Ben Hayslip and Jesse Frasure and produced by Frasure with Dann Huff, “Bring It on Over” is sleek, modern radio country that echoes recent, dance music-influenced work by Keith Urban and Thomas Rhett. Driven by a metronomic programmed beat and its 16th-note pulse, “Bring It on Over” conveys a sense of urgency about intimacy — Currington sings of being preoccupied with his lover,
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Hear Florence and the Machine Cover Tori Amos’ ‘Cornflake Girl’

Hear Florence and the Machine Cover Tori Amos’ ‘Cornflake Girl’
Florence and the Machine recorded a dramatic, elegant rendition of Tori Amos’ “Cornflake Girl” for Spotify’s latest “Singles” session.

Singer Florence Welch showcases her singular range throughout the 1994 track, moving from breathy tones to a quivering vibrato and squealing high register. Her band, meanwhile, mingles low-octave piano and soft acoustic strums, building to an intense climax with wailing electric guitar.

The band also performed a stripped-back version of their song “Hunger” during the session. The original track appears on the band’s fourth LP, the March-issued High as Hope,
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