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Sam Mendes Set to Direct Wwi Epic 1917, Steven Spielberg Producing

After making the last two James Bond movies (Skyfall and Spectre), director Sam Mendes officially has his next project set, the World War I epic drama 1917. The filmmaker is teaming up with Steven Spielberg, who will produce through his Amblin Entertainment company. This marks a reunion for the director and producer, who had worked together on Mendes' first two films, Best Picture winner American Beauty and Road to Perdition, along with Revolutionary Road. Here's what Mendes had to say in a statement about reuniting with Spielberg.

"I couldn't be happier to be back working with Amblin and Steven Spielberg again, alongside Donna Langley and all at Universal. I've been working on this script for over a year, so it's very exciting to start making the movie itself a reality."

Universal Pictures will be distributing the project through their distribution deal with Amblin Entertainment, with production scheduled to begin next April
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Here’s Everything That’s Coming to and Leaving Hulu in July

Hulu is ringing in the summer with plenty of new titles to keep you occupied during your air conditioned TV binges next month.

The Stephen King multiverse series “Castle Rock” finally makes its debut on July 25, and the final season of Hulu’s original series “Casual” will land on July 31.

Meanwhile, the second season of Hulu’s “Harlots” premieres on July 11, and Season 4 of “You’re the Worst” is available on July 6. The third season of Lifetime’s “UnReal” is available on July 2.

Also Read: Hulu Orders Drama Pilot 'Reprisal' From 'Handmaid's Tale' Producer Warren Littlefield

See below for the complete list of titles coming to and leaving next month.

Available July 1

Alone: Complete Season 3 (History)

American Pickers: Complete Season 17 (History)

American Ripper: Complete Season 1 (History)

Ancient Top 10: Complete Season 1 (History)

The Curse of Oak Island: Complete Season 4 (History)

Doomsday Preppers: Complete Season 2 (Nat Geo)

Forged in Fire: Complete
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20 Things About Skeletor That Make No Sense

When it comes to people of a certain age, there wasn't a cooler set of toys than the ones from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. They were bigger than typical action figures and featured everything from He-Man and his allies to Skeletor and his evil minions to giant battle cats, castles, and even a huge Snake Mountain playset. When the toys became a cartoon, it was even cooler to follow the story of He-Man as he battled his hated enemy Skeletor. However, in the mini-comics that came with the toys, the cartoons, and even the live-action movie that followed, one thing remained true. There were a lot of things about Skeletor that made no sense.

Skeletor was originally an alien invader who wanted to conquer Eternia but had that origin story retconned into one with more Shakespearian origins. Skeletor went from being a demon from another dimension to someone who was disfigured,
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Geoff Johns to write and produce Green Lantern Corps, Hal Jordan and John Stewart confirmed

DC Entertainment’s president and chief creative officer Geoff Johns has announced that he is stepping down from his position in order to launch a new company, Mad Ghost Productions, which will enter an exclusive deal with Warner Bros. and DC to create new content based on current DC properties and reimagined IP.

As part of this new partnership, Johns is set to write and produce the DC Extended Universe movie Green Lantern Corps which is said to be based on his Green Lantern comic book run and – despite recent rumours to the contrary – has now officially been confirmed to focus on the characters of Hal Jordan and John Stewart.

“Geoff is a super talented writer and truly embedded in the DC Universe and its characters,” said Warner Bros. Chariman Toby Emmerich. “We’re thrilled that he’s returning to his passion and his roots as a writer and producer.
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10 Classic '80s Shows Streaming on Netflix Right Friggin' Now

10 Classic '80s Shows Streaming on Netflix Right Friggin' Now
Lately, we've witnessed a wave of nostalgia for the '80s in modern shows like Stranger Things and Glow. The '80s were a turbulent time in history, marked by the presidency of Ronald Reagan, the end of the Cold War, and - perhaps to the consternation of our fashion sensibilities today - the advent of flamboyant neon Jazzercise apparel. The decade also gave rise to some of the most foundational shows in television history. If you're keen on learning more about television then, Netflix offers a diverse selection of shows that hail from that wild era, from the widely beloved Cheers to the meme-inspiring He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
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R.I.P. Anne V. Coates (1925 – 2018)

Legendary British film editor Anne V. Coates has passed away aged 92, with the British Academy of Film & Television Arts breaking the sad news on Twitter:

We're so sad to learn that British film editor Anne V. Coates has died. During her incredible career, Anne was BAFTA-nominated four times for work including The Elephant Man and Erin Brockovich, and received the BAFTA Fellowship in 2007. She will be greatly missed. pic.twitter.com/O2rrtBcs99

— BAFTA (@BAFTA) May 9, 2018

Coates began her career in the 1950s, and received an Academy Award for her work on David Lean’s 1962 classic Lawrence of Arabia, which included one of the most famous edits in film history – a shot of Peter O’Toole blowing out a match which quickly transitions to a majestic desert sunrise.

Coates would receive further Oscar nominations for Becket (1963), The Elephant Man (1980), In the Line of Fire (1993) and Out of Sight (1998), while
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Rumoured plot and character details for the Masters of the Universe movie revealed

Sony’s Masters of the Universe movie finally looks like it could be set to escape development hell, with Aaron Nee and Adam Nee (Band of Robbers) signing on to direct the big screen reboot of the classic Mattel toy line last month ahead of a planned release in December 2019.

Thanks to That Hashtag Show, we now have some alleged plot details, as well as details on which classic characters are set to join He-Man in the movie – including of course Skeletor, who is being reimagined as Adam’s brother. According to the site:

“King Randor will be presented as the great warrior-king of Eternia, a descendant of the Grayskulls, and the father of two sons: Adam and Keldor! As the film begins, Keldor is the chosen heir to the throne and his brother, Adam, is young, unfit and a bit of a black sheep.

“Where Adam’s relationship with his father is strained,
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The Toys That Made Us tackles Lego in season 2 clip

Netflix’s acclaimed Original Series The Toys That Made Us is set to return this month, taking a look at four more iconic children’s toys from the 20th century in Lego, Star Trek, Transformers and Hello Kitty.

To whet our appetites, Nerdist has unveiled a clip from the Lego episode, which looks at the introduction of the classic Lego Space and Castle themes; relive your childhood here…

“The Lego episode was a lot of fun to make in large part because we went to Billund, Denmark, to not only see how LEGOs are designed today, but we also saw many relics from their past, like the molds that made Every two-by-four brick that came out in the ’70s and ’80s all over the world, and got to interview some of the people who had worked at Lego over 40 years ago,” said show creator Brian Volk-Weiss.

Season two of The Toys That Made Us
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He-Man and Skeletor Are Brothers in Masters of the Universe Reboot?

It appears that some new information about Sony's Masters of the Universe movie has been revealed, including character breakdowns that suggest He-Man and Skeletor are brothers. It's been a pretty bumpy road for the new He-Man movie, but it seems like things are starting to fall into place. It was recently announced that Aaron and Adam Nee will officially be directing the project with a script that David S. Goyer wrote. Goyer is also reportedly sticking around to executive produce the Masters of the Universe movie as well.

In the original He-Man comics, Skeletor was the brother of King Randor, making him Prince Adam's uncle. However, according to a new report, King Randor has two sons in the new Masters of the Universe movie, Adam and Keldor. Keldor is Skeletor's real name, so it seems that they're going to be siblings this time around, which may anger some long-time He-Man fans.
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Watch the Season 2 Trailer for Netflix’s “The Toys That Made Us”!

It may not necessarily have much to do with horror but we know that many of you, like ourselves, were big fans of Netflix’s documentary series “The Toys That Made Us,“ which premiered last year with episodes dedicated to Barbie, G.I. Joe, Masters of the Universe and Star Wars. Guess what? Brand new episodes are coming this month! The new […]
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Plot Details for ‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie Connect Skeletor and He-Man as… Brothers?!

As announced last month, Sony Pictures and Mattel have tapped Aaron and Adam Nee to helm the long-gestating live-action reboot of the Masters of the Universe property, which previously had David S. Goyer on board to direct. Goyer, meanwhile, wrote the script, and he’s also set to executive produce He-Man’s return to the big screen. While we must note that scripts always […]
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Intriguing Story and Character Details For The New Masters Of The Universe Film Adaptation

Some incredibly interesting rumored story and character details have surfaced for Sony Pictures' upcoming adaptation of Masters of the Universe. As you'll see, there are possibly going to be some major changes that fans of the franchise will either embrace or rant about.

One of the biggest changes, which comes from That Hashtag Show, reveals that He-Man and Skeletor are actually brothers! They explain:

Our source has indicated to us that in the upcoming film, King Randor will be presented as the great warrior-king of Eternia, a descendant of the Grayskulls, and the father of two sons: Adam and Keldor! As the film begins, Keldor is the chosen heir to the throne and his brother, Adam, is young, unfit and a bit of a black sheep. Where Adam’s relationship with his father is strained, Keldor is the epitome of a perfect son, beloved by his father…until the
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Watch: Netflix’s ‘The Toys That Made Us’ Season 2 Promo Video Tackles Lego

Arriving on Netflix this May 25th is the second season of the eight-episode, nostalgia-fueled documentary series, The Toys That Made Us. This Netflix Original takes a look back at some of the most iconic toys of the 20th century and digs up the ancient history surrounding their origins, often bizarre paths to market, the fandom that rallied behind them, and the drama that surrounds them. Season 1 included such mainstays as Star Wars, Barbie, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and G.I. Joe, and Season 2 is set to focus on …
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Masters of the Universe Character Breakdowns Assemble A Team Of Heroes

New reports regarding the upcoming Masters of the Universe movie indicate that the story will cling more closely to the mythology of the original source material than the infamously awful 1987 film adaptation. At the very least, the film’s plot will see both the warrior He-Man and the evil sorcerer Skeletor leading teams of characters taken from the classic toy line.
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10 Classic '80s Shows Streaming on Netflix Right Friggin' Now

Lately, we've witnessed a wave of nostalgia for the '80s in modern shows like Stranger Things and Glow. The '80s were a turbulent time in history, marked by the presidency of Ronald Reagan, the end of the Cold War, and - perhaps to the consternation of our fashion sensibilities today - the advent of flamboyant neon Jazzercise apparel. The decade also gave rise to some of the most foundational shows in television history. If you're keen on learning more about television then, Netflix offers a diverse selection of shows that hail from that wild era, from the widely beloved Cheers to the meme-inspiring He-Man and the Masters of the Universe.
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Film Casting: Masters Of The Universe, Angry Birds 2, Sophia Lillis From It is Nancy Drew & More

Masters of the Universe, Angry Birds, Nancy Drew, and More Film Casting News

Masters of the Universe, Angry Birds, Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase, and more movies have made recent film casting, screenwriting, and director news. These films come from movie studios primarily based in the United States and abroad. The [...]

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Doom Remake Planned at Universal Starring Singer Nina Bergman

Doom Remake Planned at Universal Starring Singer Nina Bergman
Iconic video game franchise Doom is reportedly getting a second chance on the big screen according to Sharknado actress Nina Bergman. The actress/singer took to social media earlier this week to announce that she has been cast in the upcoming Doom Remake, which is being made by Universal. The original 2005 movie starred Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and was universally panned, mostly for abandoning the source material and making a pretty long and drawn out movie that many considered to be a giant bore.

Fans of the Doom franchise have wondered for a long time about a potential remake or reboot of the 2005 film, and now, it looks like it's set to go into production pretty soon. Nina Bergman announced the existence of the new Doom movie on Twitter but did not state if it was a remake or reboot of the video game adaptation. Additionally, she didn't mention who was directing the project,
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Masters of the Universe movie gets new directors

Having previously passed through the hands of Jon M. Chu (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) and – most recently – David S. Goyer (Blade: Trinity), Sony has now found a pair of replacements to take the reins of the studio’s long-planned Masters of the Universe movie.

According to Variety, Aaron Nee and Adam Nee are set to direct the movie, which is based upon the classic Mattel toy line and 80s animated series. The duo previously directed the acclaimed 2015 thriller Band of Robbers, and Masters of the Universe is set to mark their big budget debut.

The script for Masters of the Universe has been penned by Goyer, who remains involved as an executive producer but was forced to vacate the director’s chair due to scheduling commitments.

The property was previously adapted as a live-action movie back in 1987, with Dolph Lundgren taking on the role of He-Man and Frank Langella as his nemesis Skeletor.
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The Nee Brothers Are Set To Direct The ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Movie

The Nee brothers Aaron and Adam are set to direct the new version of the hit 1980s TV series/ toy range Masters Of The Universe over at Sony Pictures, so reports Variety. The new movie is written by David Goyer, who was at one time also set to direct. It is scheduled for a 2019 release.

The film will be based on the 80s property which revolves around the conflict between the heroic He-Man, real name Prince Adam, and the evil Skeletor on the planet Eternia.

The property was turned into a movie previously. Cannon Films were behind Masters Of The Universe, a movie starring Dolph Lundgren and Frank Langella as He-Man and Skeletor respectively.

The Nee brothers exploded onto the scene with their 2015 movie Band Of Robbers, a film which revolved around two old friends who search for hidden treasure inside a pawn shop.

Masters Of The Universe will debut
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