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Juggernaut Is Credited as "Himself" in Deadpool 2, but Here's Who Really Plays Him

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Those who stuck around to watch Deadpool 2's credits will notice that Juggernaut is credited as "himself." After you're done dryly laughing at the joke, you're probably still wondering who actually plays Professor X's villainous stepbrother. Well, the evil mutant is portrayed by none other than Ryan Reynolds, who also stars as the snark-slinging titular character - with a little bit of help from director David Leitch.

"Ryan Reynolds ended up voicing Juggernaut, if you didn't know that," screenwriter Rhett Reese explained during a press junket. "That was Ryan's voice as the Juggernaut, and he did the facial capture for him. I don't know how they did the physical mo-cap - I don't think that was Ryan."

In a recent interview, Leitch also revealed that he contributed to Juggernaut's role during the editing process.

"The spoiler is Juggernaut is sort of a combination of Ryan and myself. And it only became,
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Jimmy Nickerson Dies: Veteran Hollywood Stuntman On ‘Rocky’, ‘Raging Bull’, & Dozens Of Others

Jimmy Nickerson, a veteran Hollywood stuntman who performed and/or coordinated stunts on more than 70 films and TV shows spanning 30-plus years, has died. He was 68. He died May 4, but no other details were available. A 1985 inductee into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame, Nickerson’s long list of stunt credits includes Rocky, Rocky II, Raging Bull, Lethal Weapon, Gladiator, Waterworld, Fight Club, True Lies, Last Action Hero, Batman & Robin, Con Air, Volcano, Crimson…
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Jimmy Nickerson Dies: Veteran Hollywood Stuntman On ‘Rocky’, ‘Raging Bull’, & Dozens Of Others

Jimmy Nickerson, a veteran Hollywood stuntman who performed and/or coordinated stunts on more than 70 films and TV shows spanning 30-plus years, has died. He was 68. He died May 4, but no other details were available. A 1985 inductee into the Hollywood Stuntmen's Hall of Fame, Nickerson’s long list of stunt credits includes Rocky, Rocky II, Raging Bull, Lethal Weapon, Gladiator, Waterworld, Fight Club, True Lies, Last Action Hero, Batman & Robin, Con Air, Volcano, Crimson…
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Juggernaut Is Credited as "Himself" in Deadpool 2, but Here's Who Really Plays Him

Those who stuck around to watch Deadpool 2's credits will notice that Juggernaut is credited as "himself." After you're done dryly laughing at the joke, you're probably still wondering who actually plays Professor X's villainous stepbrother. Well, the evil mutant is portrayed by none other than Ryan Reynolds, who also stars as the snark-slinging titular character - with a little bit of help from director David Leitch.

"Ryan Reynolds ended up voicing Juggernaut, if you didn't know that," screenwriter Rhett Reese explained during a press junket. "That was Ryan's voice as the Juggernaut, and he did the facial capture for him. I don't know how they did the physical mo-cap - I don't think that was Ryan."

In a recent interview, Leitch also revealed that he contributed to Juggernaut's role during the editing process.

"The spoiler is Juggernaut is sort of a combination of Ryan and myself. And it only became,
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Trailer Watch: Fat-Shamers and Sexual Abusers Face the Music in AMC’s “Dietland”

Dietland

Revolution is afoot in a trailer for “Dietland,” Marti Noxon’s new AMC series. “I never wanted to stand out. I was just trying to fit in,” says Plum. She’s a fat woman working at the country’s biggest beauty magazine, and it pains her to stand out among her thin colleagues. Consumed by insecurities and obsessed with whittling down her body so she can live the life she dreams of, Plum spends her days doling out diet and makeup advice to women as a ghostwriter for her boss Kitty (Julianna Margulies).

But a “crazy thing” happens to Plum “on the way to becoming [her] best self” — she comes to realize that conforming and losing weight isn’t the solution to her problem. Society is the problem, and more specifically, the patriarchy. As her therapist points out, “Maybe its the people who judge you who need to change.”

In
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Fox Celebrates ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ While Striking a Sad Farewell at CinemaCon 2018

Fox motion picture chairman Stacey Snider’s CinemaCon gave a moving eulogy for her transitioning studio; she made a similar case for the power of movies to bring people together with shared humanity. The Fox fanfare and reel of the great films from the studio over 85 years brought tears to more than one in Caesar’s Colosseum.

While the studio’s highlight reel ranged from “Gentlemen’s Agreement,” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to “Fight Club” and “Avatar,” a line from John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley” resonated: “Something is going out of this valley that will never be replaced.” It felt like a wake. What will happen? Nobody knows, but it won’t be the same. And Snider, who choked up as the Fox fanfare played, may not be able to finish what she started.

She reminded the audience that “The Greatest Showman” is still in theaters in its 18th week.
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Fox Celebrates ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ While Striking a Sad Farewell at CinemaCon 2018

Fox motion picture chairman Stacey Snider’s CinemaCon gave a moving eulogy for her transitioning studio; she made a similar case for the power of movies to bring people together with shared humanity. The Fox fanfare and reel of the great films from the studio over 85 years brought tears to more than one in Caesar’s Colosseum.

While the studio’s highlight reel ranged from “Gentlemen’s Agreement,” and “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” to “Fight Club” and “Avatar,” a line from John Ford’s “How Green Was My Valley” resonated: “Something is going out of this valley that will never be replaced.” It felt like a wake. What will happen? Nobody knows, but it won’t be the same. And Snider, who choked up as the Fox fanfare played, may not be able to finish what she started.

She reminded the audience that “The Greatest Showman” is still in theaters in its 18th week.
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New Deep Blue Sea 2 Clip Introduces Some New Characters

Cast your mind back to the year 1999, long before talk of the McU and Warner Bros.’ fledging DC Extended Universe, and you’ll likely recall a host of instant cinematic classics in the vein of The Matrix, Fight Club, and The Blair Witch Project.

But there’s another gem buried beneath the pile, and we’re not referring to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Instead, we’ll direct your attention to Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s oceanic thriller that ramped up the stakes by introducing a herd of sharks whose instincts, speed, strength, and size had been dramatically amplified in the name of bio-engineering. Yeah, we’re not sure whose idea it was, either…

Nevertheless, almost two decades later and we’re now on the verge of Deep Blue Sea 2, which promises the same edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, albeit with added bite. It’s coming sooner than you think (April 17th), too,
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Ominous Clip For Deep Blue Sea 2 Breaks The Surface

Cast your mind back to the year 1999, long before talk of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Warner’s fledgling DC Extended Universe, and you’ll likely recall a host of instant cinematic classics in the vein of The Matrix, Fight Club, and The Blair Witch Project.

But there’s another gem hidden beneath the pile, and we’re not referring to Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Instead, we’ll direct your attention to Deep Blue Sea, Renny Harlin’s maritime thriller that ramped up the stakes by introducing a herd of sharks whose instincts, speed, strength, and size have been dramatically amplified in the name of bio-engineering. Yeah, we’re not sure whose idea it was, either…

Nevertheless, fast forward to 2018, and we’re now on the verge of Deep Blue Sea 2, which promises the same edge-of-your-seat thrill ride, albeit with added bite. It’s coming sooner than you think (April 17th), too,
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'Mock meats are nicotine gum of veganism': your best comments today

We’re taking another look at some of the stories getting you talking today, from a piece on meat alternatives to emotional recent TV

Stories provoking interest around the site include a column on non-meat “meat” for non-vegetarians, the “best decade for films” according to one critic and some tear-jerking TV readers are looking forward to on Monday.

To join in the conversation you can click on the links in the comments below to expand and add your thoughts. We’ll continue to highlight more comments worth reading as the day goes on.

I’ve been long long time veg and then vegan, and from my own experience the mock meats are just a nicotine gum of veganism. They serve a purpose to ween people off the meat, and as such they do a great service to veganism. But they are not the end solution. They are guilty of prolonging one’s meat dependency,
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DVD Review – Female Fight Club (2016)

Female Fight Club, 2016.

Directed by Miguel A. Ferrer.

Starring Amy Johnston, Cortney Palm, Rey Goyos, Dolph Lundgren, Chuck Zito, Levy Tran, Shaun Brown, Sean Faris, and Michelle Jubilee Gonzalez.

Synopsis:

A retired fighter reluctantly returns to the sport in order to rescue her sister from an unscrupulous underground promoter.

Female Fight Club is obviously a title designed to evoke a certain idea, and when you have action legend Dolph Lundgren (Rocky IV/Universal Soldier) and stunt coordinator Amy Johnston (Deadpool/Suicide Squad) amongst the cast then you would assume the ingredients are in place for a rollicking action rollercoaster in the vein of other fighting competition movies like Bloodsport, Enter the Dragon or even something brutal but a little more thought-provoking, like Fight Club of course. Well, think on because despite lofty ambitions, Female Fight Club has the heart but not the stamina to go the distance against any of those classics.
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Christian Petzold on ‘Transit,’ the Refugee Crisis, ‘The Sopranos,’ and Cinematic Rules

Barbara and Phoenix director Christian Petzold returned to Berlinale this year with Transit, without regular muse Nina Hoss for the first time since 2005’s Ghosts. Rather, the drama centers on Georg (Franz Rogowski), an escapee of a concentration camp who flees Paris just as the Nazis march in as the film depicts his few weeks in the French port city of Marseille before his final trip out of the continent. Despite the film taking place during the era of the Second World War, Petzold boldly decides to ignore the historical setting, costume- and production-wise, rather having the feel of the present day.

“Local boy Christian Petzold’s audacious retelling of Anna Seghers’s World War II-set novel about refugees escaping Nazi-controlled France is a strange, beguiling creation that will be hard to beat in the competition line-up, and ranks as a rare period piece that utterly gets under the skin of contemporary concerns,
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‘Dietland’ Teaser: Julianna Margulies Brings the Dark Revenge Fantasy to Life — Watch

‘Dietland’ Teaser: Julianna Margulies Brings the Dark Revenge Fantasy to Life — Watch
Now that she’s done fighting the good fight, Julianna Margulies is on to her next venture: “Dietland,” a new AMC series described as “weight loss meets ‘Fight Club.'” Joy Nash co-stars in the show, which is based on Sarai Walker’s best-selling novel of the same name and is set to explore patriarchy, misogyny, rape culture, unrealistic beauty standards, and other light, breezy topics. Watch the new teaser below.

Here’s the synopsis: “Filmed on location in New York City, the 10-episode series follows Plum Kettle, ghost-writer for the editor of one of New York’s hottest fashion magazines, as she struggles with self-image and sets out on a wildly complicated road to self-acceptance. At the same time, everyone is buzzing over news reports about men, accused of sexual abuse and assault, who are disappearing and meeting untimely, violent deaths.”

Rounding out the cast are Robin Weigert (“Big Little Lies,
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Watch a Tense Conversation Between Captor and Captive in New Clip from Eat Me

"I'm beginning to feel better." She had planned to kill herself, but those plans changed when home invaders interrupted what would have been Tommy's final evening on Earth in the new horror thriller Eat Me. An adaptation of Jacqueline Wright’s play of the same name, Eat Me is out now in theaters and on VOD platforms from Blue Fox Entertainment, and we've been provided with a clip to share with Daily Dead readers.

You can watch Tommy push the buttons of her captor in the Nsfw clip below, and in case you missed it, check here to read our Q&A with Wright, who discussed what it was like to shoot Eat Me in her own house, where she lived throughout production.

"Eat Me is acclaimed playwright Jacqueline Wright’s big screen adaptation of her award-winning play of the same name, directed by Adrian A. Cruz (co-creator SyFy's
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World War Z sequel delayed due to Tarantino’s new movie

Earlier in the week it was announced that Brad Pitt has joined Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s new movie Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and it seems his casting has had a knock on effect on another of Pitt’s projects.

Paramount Pictures has announced that it has once again delayed production on the World War Z sequel, which will reunite Pitt with his Se7en, Fight Club and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button director David Fincher.

The follow-up to the 2013 zombie film was due to begin filming this summer, but is now set to get underway in the Fall to allow Pitt to shoot Tarantino’s movie. In addition to starring, Pitt is also producing the film, and the delay is said to be entirely down to his schedule.

The original World War Z was directed by Marc Forster, and shook off a troubled production to
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Jared Leto is an angsty yakuza in this trailer for Netflix's The Outsider

Jared Leto rarely seems to have a lot of fun in his acting roles, with his annoying excitable Joker being a rare exception among roles Blade Runner 2049's creepy tech genius or Fight Club’s very serious pretty boy, and this trailer for Netflix’s The Outsider looks like another Jared Leto movie where he’s playing a…

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Second Opinion – The Misguided (2017)

The Misguided, 2017.

Written and directed by Shannon Alexander.

Starring Steven J. Mihaljevich, Jasmine Nibali, Caleb Galati, and Katherine Langford.

Synopsis:

After planning to leave the city with his girlfriend, a young man must first betray her in order to save his brother from a deadly situation.

The last thing I expected to think about while watching The Misguided was Ang Lee’s 2003 Hulk movie, but such is the way the mind sometimes works. You may be wondering how an independent Australian dramedy evokes a superhero film, and the answer is in the worst possible way. Anyone who has seen the latter will easily remember the amount of crazy nonsensical editing it was filled with. It was though the editor Tim Squyres had come upon a file of fancy pre-rendered transitions and decided to use all of them for the hell of it, no matter the narrative sense.

Transitions aren’t the problem with The Misguided,
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‘American Animals’ Review: A True Heist Story About Four Idiot Kids Who Fowled Up — Sundance 2018

‘American Animals’ Review: A True Heist Story About Four Idiot Kids Who Fowled Up — Sundance 2018
“You’ve seen too many movies.” It’s a line that’s almost as old as the movies themselves. And yet, in reality, very few people have actually seen too many movies (and most of those people are film critics). More often, the trouble is that someone hasn’t seen enough movies. Case in point: Bart Layton’s “American Animals.”

Had the film-loving twentysomethings at the heart of this real-life heist story bothered to watch the “Rififi” DVD they rent from their local Blockbuster, perhaps they would have known how these stories usually end (though a deep knowledge of “Reservoir Dogs” doesn’t seem to faze them). Had any of them taken the time to revisit “Fight Club” (because there’s no way these kids haven’t seen “Fight Club”), perhaps they wouldn’t have needed to throw their lives away in order to make peace with the notion that
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"The X-Files," Season 11, Episode 3 Recap: Back To Our Bread And Butter

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X-Files Recap is a weekly column by Keith Uhlich covering Chris Carter's 10-episode continuation of the X-Files television series.To know someone intimately is to risk familiarity, and we all know what that breeds. Not that FBI Special Agents and ex-flames Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are contemptuous of each other, exactly. Their disdain is more often directed inward, at those subconscious voices that dissuade and derail, reminding them that the clock (on both their work and on life itself) is always ticking. The duo's flirty, jargon-heavy banter is, beyond its innumerable surface pleasures (could any other pair so bewitchingly debate Gastaut-Geschwind syndrome?), a defense mechanism against the devils within and without. Find that one person who you can most easily converse with, whose sentences you don’t just finish but practically prophesy, and nothing can hold you back. That’s how it should ideally work,
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‘The X-Files’ Review: ‘Plus One’ Features Silly Plotting but Solid Character Work (Plus a Surprise for Longtime Fans)

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‘The X-Files’ Review: ‘Plus One’ Features Silly Plotting but Solid Character Work (Plus a Surprise for Longtime Fans)
[Editor’s note: Spoilers follow for “The X-Files” Season 11, Episode 3, “Plus One.”]

Previously, on “The X-Files”…

Mulder and Scully are FBI agents who investigate weird crimes. Sometimes those are stand-alone adventures. Also, they’ve been partners, off and on, professionally and personally, for 25 years now, though their exact relationship status has often been a bit nebulous.

This Week’s Dossier

After we see a young man spot his own double while driving drunk, it’s clear something weird is going on in a small rural Virginian community — confirmed by the fact that this is just one in a series of many other instances, where mysterious deaths are connected to the victims having seen their doubles beforehand. So it’s a good thing that Mulder and Scully, paranormal investigators, are on the case!

The partners figure out relatively quickly that at the core of the mystery are two very eccentric twins who like to play telepathic hangman
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