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Gal Gadot Drops First Shot of Wonder Woman in Costume in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’

Gal Gadot Drops First Shot of Wonder Woman in Costume in ‘Wonder Woman 1984’
The DC Comics movieverse has been kind of a tire fire so far with its intended flagship movie, “Justice League,” making less at the domestic box office total than this year’s Marvel equivalent, “Avengers: Infinity War” made in its opening weekend. But there has been one bright spot in this new wave of DC films — “Wonder Woman,” which was 2017’s biggest superhero movie and managed to earn a 92 percent Fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes.

Now the sequel, “Wonder Woman 1984,” is in production with a planned release late next year. We’ve gotten a couple official shots from set already, including one of Diana Prince herself out of costume as well as one very surprising image of the first film’s love interest, Steve Trevor, who we thought died at the end of that movie.

On Saturday morning, Gal Gadot took to Twitter to give us another shot,
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Indie Spotlight: In ‘Avant-Guardians’ An Angel Needs Some Guidance Of Her Own

Christmas season is over, and just as January may bring a literal holiday hangover, it is also the perfect time to deconstruct cutesy Yuletide tropes. Enter Avant-Guardians, a web series about a guardian angel who is ordered by God to attend therapy sessions.

Avant-Guardians, directed by Clarence Williams IV, stars Alesia Etinoff as Razz, a heavenly helper whose human charge has seen better days. After he ends up in the hospital, Razz is ordered to sit down with an angelic shrink portrayed by Zainab Johnson. Each episode shows a piece of the conversation between the two leads. In the premiere, they attempt to unpack the unsavory nickname Razz has bestowed upon her human: Creepy Charlie.

Avant-Guardians isn't just a satirical take on It's A Wonderful Life; it's also a smart exploration of the way attitudes shift across generational lines. Etinoff shapes Razz as a "millennial angel" of sorts.
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Here's When All Your Favorite Shows Will Return After the Winter Hiatus

Now that it's the Winter, TV shows are slowly going on holiday hiatus (if they haven't already), so settle in for several weeks of holiday specials, reruns, and annual broadcasts of The Sound of Music and It's a Wonderful Life. Before you know it, though, it'll be 2018, and the networks and streaming services are wasting no time bringing your favorite shows back - the first batch of new episodes starts on New Year's Day. Here are all the midseason premiere dates we know for returning shows. Keep checking back for updates, as networks like CBS and Fox have yet to announce most of their midseason dates! ABC The Bachelor: Jan. 1 Match Game: Jan. 3 Grey's Anatomy: Jan. 18 Scandal: Jan. 18 How to Get Away With Murder: Jan. 18 2018 Academy Awards: March 4 American Idol revival: March 11 Fox The Mick: Jan. 2 NBC The Brave: Jan. 1 This Is Us: Jan. 2 Chicago Med: Jan. 2 The Blacklist: Jan.
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Sunday TV Ratings: 60 Minutes, The Simpsons, America's Funniest Home Videos, It's a Wonderful Life

Sunday, December 24, 2017 ratings — New episodes: (none). Special: DreamWorks Trolls Holiday, How Murray Saved Christmas, Beauty and the Beast, I Love Lucy Christmas Special, It's a Wonderful Life, Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas, and The Dick Van Dyke Show. Sports: NFL Football: Cowboys at Raiders. Reruns: America's Funniest Home Videos, 60 Minutes, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob's Burgers, Shark Tank, and Blue Bloods.Read More…
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New Us Trailer for 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' with Bening & Bell

"Tell me how I look?" "You look beautiful." Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the new official Us trailer for the festival favorite Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, which has played at the Telluride, Toronto and London Film Festivals to some great reviews. The film tells the story of Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, as played by the ever-so-talented Annette Bening. It mainly focuses on her passionate romance with a much younger movie star named Peter Turner, as played by Jamie Bell, and it's based on Turner's actual memoir. The full cast includes Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, and Frances Barber. Grahame starred in The Big Heat, It's a Wonderful Life, In a Lonely Place, and Oklahoma!, and won the Oscar for her role in The Bad and the Beautiful. This still looks great, worth a watch this fall. Bening and Bell leading the way with outstanding performances.
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Morgan Freeman, Bradley Cooper, Christopher Nolan Celebrate AFI's 50th Anniversary

Morgan Freeman, Bradley Cooper, Christopher Nolan Celebrate AFI's 50th Anniversary
American Film Institute, an organization founded in partnership with the Library of Congress in 1967 under President Johnson, works to preserve and catalogue our nation’s most cherished films, many of which had been disintegrating on their reels as the volatile nitrate films decomposed. They include early gems such as Citizen Kane and It’s a Wonderful Life, as well as 1912’s Richard III, the oldest surviving feature film.

In the Library of Congress’s Thomas Jefferson Building, Morgan Freeman addressed a crowd of nearly 250 influencers from both sides of the camera and the aisle, including front-row names Bradley Cooper, Christopher Nolan, Nancy...
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‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’s Annette Bening On Falling In Love With Gloria Grahame – Toronto Studio

‘Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool’s Annette Bening On Falling In Love With Gloria Grahame – Toronto Studio
"Gloria Grahame has the face that you remember," said director Paul McGuigan, "but she doesn't necessarily have the name that you remember." This is likely to change after the release of his Toronto Film Festival hit Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool, which details what happened when the iconic star of Hollywood classics such as It's A Wonderful Life, In A Lonely Place and The Big Heat found herself performing onstage in shabby British repertory theatres during the 1970s…
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Annette Bening, Jamie Bell in 'Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool' Trailer

"Could you take me to Liverpool? I could get better there..." Lionsgate UK has unveiled the first trailer for a film titled Film Stars Don't Die in Liverpool, which just premiered at the Telluride Film Festival this weekend to great reviews. It will play at Tiff next and the London Film Festival, too. The film tells the story of Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame, as played by the ever-so-talented Annette Bening. It mainly focuses on her passionate romance with a much younger movie star named Peter Turner, as played by Jamie Bell, and it's based on Turner's actual memoir. The full cast includes Julie Walters, Vanessa Redgrave, Kenneth Cranham, Stephen Graham, and Frances Barber. Grahame starred in The Big Heat, It's a Wonderful Life, In a Lonely Place, and Oklahoma!, and won the Oscar for her role in The Bad and the Beautiful. Based on the early buzz, this is
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Wynonna Earp season 2 episode 10 review: I See A Darkness

Delia Harrington Aug 16, 2017

Wynonna Earp season two seems to be improving with each episode. Spoilers ahead in our review of I See A Darkness...

This review contains spoilers.

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2.10 I See A Darkness

In episode ten, perhaps for the first time, we see Waverly and Wynonna working against one another, and winding up squarely on opposite sides. It's bad news for the Earps, but it makes for great television. While Nicole may have felt isolated from the Black Badge crew this season, their various (and sometimes misguided) actions to save her life this episode should make it clear where they stand.

This episode of Wynonna Earp succeeds
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Entertainment or Propaganda? A Brief and Critical Look at 'Christian Films'

Christian movies: Starring Nicolas Cage, the widely panned 2014 apocalyptic thriller 'Left Behind' was a box office bomb – unlike (relatively) recent popular 'faith movies' such as 'Heaven Is for Real,' 'Son of God' and 'War Room.' A thought on the New Christian American Cinema: Tired of the blatant propaganda found in 'mainstream' Christian movies Two films that might be called “Christian movies” opened last week, and I decided that I wouldn't watch them, write about them, or review them – at least directly. I'm not even going to mention their titles here because I don't promote propaganda films, and that's what this recent advent of Christian movies has become: propaganda. After all, since nearly all American cinema is Christian cinema, the New Christian American Cinema is in fact pure propaganda – not cinema. Worse yet, it bores me. So, here's the thing about what we've come to call
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'Five Came Back': The True Story of How Hollywood Helped Win World War II

'Five Came Back': The True Story of How Hollywood Helped Win World War II
Several years ago, Mark Harris began feeling a little self-conscious about a gap in his film-history knowledge. As a journalist for Entertainment Weekly, New York Magazine and the late, lamented Web site Grantland, among others, he'd covered the waterfront of contemporary moviemaking. As an author, his book Pictures at a Revolution dissected the moment in the late 1960s when the last gasp of the Golden Age studio system gave way to what become known as "New Hollywood." Ask him about the works of legends like, say, John Ford and Frank Capra,
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Exclusive: 'Before I Fall' Director Ry Russo-Young on Mean Girls and Alternate Endings

Exclusive: 'Before I Fall' Director Ry Russo-Young on Mean Girls and Alternate Endings
Director Ry Russo-Young forgot to feel the pressure. The Sundance ingénue's latest feature, Before I Fall, is an adaptation of the best-selling Y.A. novel about a somewhat reluctant high school mean girl, Samantha (Zoey Deutch), who meets her early demise in a car wreck, only to wake up the next day...and the next day and the next day on a seemingly endless loop.

Despite tween fans' rabid protection of their most beloved books and the fact that they can live in her Twitter mentions for the rest of time, Russo-Young isn't fazed -- or wasn't. "Uhh, you're freaking me out!" she joked during a recent call with Et, before explaining, "I actually took great comfort in the fact that I could look online and see what fans connected to about the book, what lines they were holding dear to their hearts, what moved them. Then those things, to me, were like, 'I
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Exclusive 'Once Upon a Time' Sneak Peek: Regina & Robin's Intense Reunion – Plus, Scoop on 'Surprises' Ahead!

It's almost time to travel back to the Enchanted Forest! (Well, a wish version of it, that is…)

Once Upon a Time's sixth season returns this Sunday, March 5, and the one-hour winter premiere is guaranteed to make you scream with surprise and swoon with delight.

As usual, we called up Once's co-showrunners Adam Horowitz and Eddy Kitsis, and after chatting all about the highly anticipated musical episode, we snagged the inside scoop on what's next for Emma, Regina's adventure in the Enchanted Forest and the "surprising" details of what's to come.

Plus, only Et has your exclusive sneak peek of Regina and Robin's intense reunion in the clip above!

Exclusive: 'Once' Bosses Reveal New Musical Episode Secrets and If Colin O'Donoghue Will Sing!

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Et: What was your goal for this second half of Emma and Regina's adventure in -- what I'm calling -- "Wishland"?

Adam Horowitz: Well, in the wish realm, what we wanted
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‘Dumbo’: Will Smith in Talks to Star in Tim Burton’s Live-Action Remake

‘Dumbo’: Will Smith in Talks to Star in Tim Burton’s Live-Action Remake
Will Smith’s last film, “Collateral Beauty,” may not have resonated with families this past holiday season, but his next one might. Per Deadline, the actor is in early talks to star in Disney’s live-action remake of “Dumbo.”

The new take on the 1941 animated classic is set to be directed by Tim Burton and written by “Transformers” scribe Ehren Kruger. The story will follow a baby circus elephant who is made fun of for having large ears and is separated from his mother.

No additional details about the film were revealed, though The Hollywood Reporter adds that Smith’s potential character would be that of “a father who works at the big top” and whose children develop a relationship with the elephant. Sources also tell the publication that the new version will “expand and deepen the circus aspect of the story.”

Read More: Tim Burton Defends Lack of Diversity
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Jim Carrey: a salute to his darker roles

Robin Bell Jan 13, 2017

Jim Carrey proved his acting range in the late 90s and 2000s. We salute the likes of The Truman Show, The Cable Guy and Man On The Moon.

You know you're a fan of something when that fandom is put to the test. Did you stick with Community when Dan Harmon wasn't writing it? During the barren 90s did you cling onto the hope that Doctor Who would return and be fantastic? Those moments when your patience and perseverance are tested are what make the privilege of being a fan important.

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Though I have to admit, in recent years, admitting to being a Jim Carrey fan has been more difficult than it used to be. Long gone are the youthful days when hits such as Ace Ventura,
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Joyous It's A Wonderful Life Poster Art by Barret Chapman - "I'll Give You The Moon, Mary"

One of my favorite movies to watch with my family during the holiday season is director Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life. It's such a great film that never fails to bring a tear to my eye.

Artist Barret Chapman pays tribute to this wonderful Christmas film with a piece of poster art he created for the Hero Complex Gallery. It's called "I'll Give You The Moon, Mary," and it focuses on the charming moment in the story when George Bailey (Jimmy Stewart) tells Mary (Donna Reed) that he’ll lasso the moon to pull it down for her if that’s what she wants.

If you want to order yourself a poster to add to your annual Christmas decorations, click here.
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Why I Watch The Ref Every Christmas Eve

Why I Watch The Ref Every Christmas Eve
Every family has their tradition when it comes to the holidays. Ever since I was a kid, we would celebrate with my father's side of the family on Christmas Eve, and then with my mother's side on Christmas Day, a tradition that has remained unchanged to this day. There is one tradition that we added on Christmas Eve night, maybe a decade or so ago, after my younger twin brothers and I would come back to my mom's house after spending the day with our father. We would watch the obscure 1994 R-rated Christmas comedy The Ref. Not It's A Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story or A Miracle of 41st Street, but an underrated and underseen comedy starring Denis Leary, post-Remote Control, Kevin Spacey, pre-Oscar win and Judy Davis, post-Oscar nomination. While The Ref may not be as revered as those aforementioned movies, I will always watch The Ref every Christmas Eve,
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Guys Demo Drone Capable of Supporting a Human Being in the Ultimate Christmas Miracle

It's A Wonderful Life's famous line says, "Every time a bell rings, an angel gets its wings." I'm curious as to what happens when a drone carries a human being just days before Christmas! Casey Neistat and Samsung teamed up to make this monster of a drone that could actually one day save a life! 

While it's fun to watch people snowboard and stuff, I got to thinking about how this technology could actually be used to rescue people in areas not accessible by rescue crews and realized we live in a magical time. Check out the video below!
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18 Holiday Romance Movies Perfect for Christmas Time

18 Holiday Romance Movies Perfect for Christmas Time
Christmastime is often ripe with reflection. It's the season of giving. The time for coming together and burying of old hatchets. And it's also a time for romance. Yes, you read that right, amidst all the family mumbo-jumbo, there's something about this special time that makes people feel very cozy about others.

Whether it is a couple kissing as snowflakes fall around them, or two people finally getting together at a family meal, romantic movies have a way of capturing this time perfectly. Lets be honest, the films don't really break new ground, but that isn't their purpose. Christmas Romance movies are meant to be idealized. They are meant to reflect the way we want things to be, rather than the way they probably are.

And all of this makes sense! Christmas is the holiday where we idealize what we hope to receive from others. This can be in the form of gifts,
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