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Why Meghan Trainor Says Her Husband Daryl Sabara Is Her Biggest ''Fan''

Why Meghan Trainor Says Her Husband Daryl Sabara Is Her Biggest ''Fan''
Meghan Trainor has truly found her perfect match in hubby Daryl Sabara. It's been just about six months since the singer and Spy Kids actor were married in a winter wedding and they are loving life together. Meghan tells E! News, "Being a newlywed is amazing. I love it." The "Dear Future Husband" singer says that her husband is truly "great" and "so supportive." While he seems basically perfect as he is, the songstress adds that his passion for her music makes her feel "amazing," especially in comparison to the men she previously dated.  "What's really cool is having someone you love actually be a fan of your writing and I never had that...
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Carla Gugino Joins ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’

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Carla Gugino Joins ‘Gunpowder Milkshake’
Exclusive: The Navot Papushado-directed action thriller Gunpowder Milkshake has set Carla Gugino as a lethal assassin in the film’s final piece of casting. Gugino will star alongside will star alongside Karen Gillan, Lena Headey, Michelle Yeoh, Angela Bassett and Paul Giamatti. The film shoots this summer in Berlin. Plot is being kept under wraps but it is described as a high-concept assassin story that has a rich mythology and spans several generations.

Gugino will play part of a secret sisterhood who come together to help Gillan’s character when things go south. Pic was scripted by Big Bad Wolves‘ helmer Papushado, and Ehud Lavski. It shoots at the Babelsberg FilmStudio June 3.

Studiocanal and The Picture Company partners Andrew Rona & Alex Heineman produce. Papushado’s Big Bad Wolves’ partner Aharon Keshales is exec producer. Studiocanal will release in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Germany and France, and is selling
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NYC Weekend Watch: Ryūsuke Hamaguchi, ‘Ms. 45,’ Brakhage & More

Since any New York City cinephile has a nearly suffocating wealth of theatrical options, we figured it’d be best to compile some of the more worthwhile repertory showings into one handy list. Displayed below are a few of the city’s most reliable theaters and links to screenings of their weekend offerings — films you’re not likely to see in a theater again anytime soon, and many of which are, also, on 35mm. If you have a chance to attend any of these, we’re of the mind that it’s time extremely well-spent.

Metrograph

Before Asako I & II opens next week, Ryūsuke Hamaguchi is given his first U.S. retrospective.

Djibril Diop Mambéty’s Touki Bouki follow-up Hyenas continues screening.

Lilya 4-Ever and Sidney Lumet’s King play on 35mm, while an Antonioni-Loach double-bill is presented by Rachel Kushner this Sunday.

Museum of Modern Art

The master
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Tribeca Film Review: ‘See You Yesterday’

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Cinema and social commentary collide in entertaining and thought-provoking fashion in “See You Yesterday,” a mix of pop culture and true crime that feels tailor-made for a millennial Netflix audience. Stefon Bristol’s feature debut follows two African American Brooklyn teens as they try to use homemade time machines to undo a fatal police shooting — leading to an unforeseen set of calamitous new problems. With Eden Duncan-Smith’s stellar lead performance overshadowing some tonal uneasiness, the film should prove an appealing at-home option when it arrives on the streaming platform May 17.

Producer Spike Lee helped NYU student Bristol expand his short thesis film into full-length drama with a dynamic, lived-in depiction of East Flatbush that recalls Lee’s “Do the Right Thing.” That’s far from the only movie touchstone in “See You Yesterday,” as Bristol’s story begins with a cameo from “Back to the Future” star Michael J. Fox
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Spy Kids Cast: Where Are They Now

An iconic piece of early aughts kid cinema, Spy Kids (2001) melded 007-style action with Robert Rodriguez’s cartoonish directing sensibility for a pint-sized espionage thriller that was butt-kicking fun for the whole family. Starring up-and-comers Alexa Vega and Daryl Sabara as bickering siblings who discover that their parents are actually secret agents, Spy Kids was a bonafide box-office hit that is fondly remembered by an entire generation of kids and pre-teens. Though its success led to a profusion of sequels—the best of which, Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams came nipping at the first’s heels in 2002, and the worst of which, Spy Kids: All the Time in the World (which was released in "aromascope") came out in 2011—the first is inarguably the best in the series. Below, we check in with the core cast and see what they’ve been up to since hanging up their
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Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in April 2019

Netflix has confirmed that 47 new original series, movies and specials will be debuting on the streaming service in April including: the directorial debut of Oscar-winning actress Brie LarsonUnicorn Store”; the newest rom-com with breakout star Noah CentineoThe Perfect Date”; and the bone-chilling horror movie “The Thriller.”

The latter showcases one-time “Mad Men” star Kiernan Shipka who also headlines the original Netflix series “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.” The second half of season 1 of that reboot of the TV classic also starts to stream in April as does the first season of the interactive adventure series “You Vs Wild,” which is hosted by British action man Bear Grylls. And among a slew of comedy specials are ones featuring Kevin Hart and Anthony Jeselnik.

Below is the full schedule of everything that is coming and leaving Netflix in April 2019.

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Netflix's New Releases Coming in April 2019

Spring is here, and with the new season comes a heavy sprinkling of new films and TV shows to Netflix.

Movies being added to the streaming service in April include dramas The Hateful Eight: Extended Edition, The Imitation Game, All the President's Men and American Honey, along with Pineapple Express, Freddy vs. Jason, Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood and Spy Kids.

Netflix original film premieres include the comedy Someone Great, starring Gina Rodriguez and Lakeith Stanfield (bowing April 19); Brie Larson's directorial debut Unicorn Store (April 5); Noah Centineo's latest rom-com The Perfect Date; and the Stanley Tucci-Kiernan Shipka horror-thriller The Silence (April 12). Kevin ...
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What’s Coming to Netflix in April 2019

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April releases settle in the lull between award-season prestige films and summer blockbusters, so Netflix is picking up the entertainment slack with a bunch of classics and brand new releases for next month.

Deliverance” and “All the President’s Men” will be available for streaming alongside new Netflix shows like “No Good Nick” and “You vs. Wild.” Additionally, stoner comedy “Pineapple Express” will hit the streaming service at the beginning of the month and marijuana documentary “Grass Is Greener” will conspicuously be available April 20.

See the full list below.

April 1

Ultraman

Across the Line

All the President’s Men

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

Deliverance

Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood

Evolution

Freddy vs. Jason

Friday the 13th (2009)

I Am Legend

Lakeview Terrace

Monster House

Obsessed

Penelope

Pineapple Express

Pokémon the Series: Sun & Moon: S2

P.S. I Love You

Snatch

Spy Kids

Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D

The Bone Collector

The Fifth Element
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Lauren Whitney Joins Spyglass Media Group As Head Of Television

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Spyglass Media Group, the independent content company launched less than two weeks ago by former MGM boss Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment, continues to build its top executive team with another key hire.

Miramax’s Lauren Whitney will be joining Spyglass as President of Television, effective April 1. Charged with overseeing television development & production, for broadcast, cable and Ott services and mining the company’s IP and library titles, Whitney will report to Spyglass CEO Chairman and CEO Barber.

Whitney comes to Spyglass after a year-long stint as President of Television for Miramax. There, she oversaw TV development, the company’s 2018 Fox drama pilot, Gone Baby Gone, as well as series Spy City, produced by Odeon and Seven Stories for Germany’s Zdf.

Miramax will be hiring a replacement for Whitney; I have heard that it may be a combined position covering both TV and film.

Prior to Miramax, Whitney was
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Shakey Graves Talks One-Man-Band Tricks, Musical Theater With Chris Shiflett

Walking the Floor goes live this week. Recorded onsite during the annual Luck Reunion festival, the podcast finds Chris Shiflett talking with Shakey Graves in front of an audience of SXSWers and roots-music fans. The result is a quick, spirited conversation between the two songwriters, both of whom cut their teeth on harder-edged music before embracing an Americana sound during their solo careers.

As always, we’ve combed through the interview and pulled out a handful of highlights. We are also premiering the full episode, which concludes with a solo
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Here’s Everything Coming to and Leaving Netflix in April

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Just as spring is about sprung, Netflix has revealed its lineup of new content hitting the service in April — along with what movies and TV shows will no longer be available come next month.

April brings several originals to the streamer, including “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 2” (April 5), Kevin Hart’s first Netflix stand-up special (April 2), and interactive adventure series “You vs. Wild,” coming April 10.

Season 2 of “Sabrina” finds the heroine exploring her darker side, caught between a love triangle while trying to hold on to her mortal friendships. “Kevin Hart: Irresponsible” features the comedian entertaining a sold-out audience of 15,000 at London’s O2 Arena. And in “You vs. Wild,” viewers make decisions for Bear Grylls as he tries to survive and complete missions in Earth’s most dangerous environments.

Among the other arriving titles are new Netflix thriller series “Chambers,” the debut of the streamer’s docuseries “Our Planet,
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Movies New to Netflix in April: ‘Burning,’ ‘American Honey,’ and Extended Version of ‘Hateful Eight’

Movies New to Netflix in April: ‘Burning,’ ‘American Honey,’ and Extended Version of ‘Hateful Eight’
Netflix might be skipping this year’s Cannes Film Festival, but the streaming giant is offering a bit of a mea culpa in its April offerings, which come with some exciting options from bonafide auteurs who also happen to be Cannes regulars, including Lee Chang-Dong, Andrea Arnold, and Quentin Tarantino. Ken Loach’s Palme d’Or winner “I, Daniel Blake” will also join Netflix’s ranks next month, along with classics like “All the President’s Men,” “Bonnie and Clyde,” and “Deliverance.”

In April, Netflix will add Lee’s lauded Cannes competitor “Burning,” which missed out on Oscar love but picked up plenty of other accolades during last year’s awards circuit, including a number of nods for star Steven Yeun. It will be joined by Arnold’s 2016 Palme d’Or entry “American Honey,” along with an extended version of Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”.

The streaming service will also
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Gary Barber’s Spyglass Media Names Cheryl Rodman Chief Legal Officer

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Spyglass Media Group, the newly formed content company from former MGM chief Gary Barber, has named Cheryl Rodman as chief legal officer.

Rodman will be responsible for overseeing all legal and business affairs for the company, including corporate matters and strategic growth initiatives. She will report directly to Barber, who joins him from her previous post as deputy general counsel and executive vice president at MGM.

Prior to that, Rodman was an associate of Troop Meisinger Steuber & Pasich and Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, Llp. She holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a B.A. in political science from UCLA.

“I have had the pleasure of working alongside Cheryl at several companies over the years and always relied on her measured and savvy counsel,” Barber said in a statement. “Cheryl is a powerhouse whose extensive legal experience, negotiating skills, and business acumen will serve our company well as
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Cineworld, Eagle Pictures strategic partners in Spyglass Media Group venture

New company controls film and TV assets purchased in Weinstein Company bankruptcy.

Italian distributor Eagle Pictures and UK-based exhibition powerhouse Cineworld have joined as strategic partners in a venture launched by former MGM chief Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment.

The freshly minted development, finance and production company Spyglass Media Group has Lantern Entertainment co-presidents Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic on board as majority investors, and through the venture will control all Lantern’s assets including the film and TV assets purchased in the 2018 bankruptcy of The Weinstein Company.

The 250-plus film titles in the library include the Scream and Hellraiser franchises,
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Lantern Entertainment And Gary Barber Launch Spyglass Media Group, A New Home For Former Weinstein Co. Assets

Former MGM CEO and Spyglass principal Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment have joined forces to form Spyglass Media Group, an independent outfit, which will blend new film and TV projects with the Weinstein Co. assets.

Strategic investors include Eagle Pictures, the largest independent distributor in Italy, and the UK’s Cineworld Group, owner of Regal Cinemas and the No. 2 exhibitor in the world. Barber, who received a $260 million payout last year after being pushed out at MGM, is also described as a “significant” investor in the new company. Financial terms were not disclosed for any of the equity holders, though Lantern is the majority investor.

Headquartered in Century City, Spyglass Media will be led by Barber, who will be Chairman and CEO and oversee all operations. The announcement was made today by Barber along with Lantern Entertainment Co-Presidents Andy Mitchell and Milos Brajovic.

“We’ve been talking for months about ways to do business together,
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The Masked Singer: A Winner Has Been Crowned! Find Out Who Was Under the Masks All Along

The Masked Singer might be the most bonkers reality show that's been on TV for some time, but nevertheless, I couldn't help but find myself fascinated by the mystery of which celebrity was lurking behind each of those bizarre, nightmarish masks that look like rejected outfits from the Spy Kids costume department.

Hosted by Nick Cannon, the Fox reality competition series is the Us remake of the popular South Korean show King of Mask Singer. It began with 12 singing celebrities, with one being eliminated each week. The catch? Each of the contestants wears head-to-toe costumes, concealing every inch of their identities from not only the audience but also the panelists and other contestants. Panelists Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy, Nicole Scherzinger, and Robin Thicke receive small hints about who the singer might be over the course of the show, then try to guess their identities.

Warning: spoilers for The Masked Singer to follow!
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Review: Far From Heaven—Robert Rodriguez's "Alita: Battle Angel"

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The trailer for the forthcoming Captain Marvel, which precedes screenings of Alita: Battle Angel, contains eight match cuts depicting Captain Marvel falling to the ground and standing back up again at various moments from adolescence to adulthood as an Air Force cadet. As she rises, the word “her” appears, later completed to spell out “hero.” (Military news site Task and Purpose notes that the trailer is very similar to a 2017 recruitment video for the U.S. Marine Corps.) Solace and solidarity offered on a platter. The bait, however, is only a temporary comfort. Because the presumption that all women can be coalesced into a singular “her” is a very profitable commodity, it can only be rejected by abandoning and taking apart its foundation, the dream of personhood as a question of biological traits or lived experience. What makes a woman a woman? What—or really, who—makes a person a person?
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‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Review: A Cliche-Ridden Misfire

Alita: Battle Angel was supposed to be the must-see event film of the early year. This spectacle of technology and filmmaking, based off Yukito Kushiro's Gunnm, was going to revolutionize cinema forever. For almost 20 years, James Cameron has been teasing this popular manga adaptation, and the story of getting the film to the screen is, at times, more interesting than the film itself. Alita: Battle Angel is finally in theaters, now directed by Robert Rodriguez, off of a script by James Cameron and Laeta Kalogridis, and the wait was definitely not worth it.

Science Fiction has officially passed James Cameron by. There's no other way to say it. While his Avatar made a gazillion dollars at the box office, it was critically bereft of any creativity, and was a rehash of tired old ideas; it was essentially a lazy exercise in "same, but different" screenwriting. Alita: Battle Angel follows that same pattern.
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Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez Mines The Warrior Spirit Of ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Ever since the release of 1992’s El Mariachi, Robert Rodriguez has been pushing the envelope of cinema, influencing a whole new generation of filmmakers in the process. His do it yourself style of filmmaking predated the YouTube generation, and no matter how big (Sin City and Spy Kids films) his movies gets, Rodriguez continues to [...]

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All 18 Robert Rodriguez Movies Ranked, From Worst to Best (Photos)

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All 18 Robert Rodriguez Movies Ranked, From Worst to Best (Photos)
Robert Rodriguez has come a long way from his micro-budget breakout feature — a landmark of American independent cinema — in terms of scope and technology, but his interest in genre storytelling and satirical sensibilities have prevailed regardless of the resources at his disposal. The Mexican-American director has dabbled in ultra-violent homages to B-movies, family-friendly adventures, and graphic novel adaptations, as well as their respective and numerous sequels. Results vary in success, but his movie-loving imprint is always indelible. Are his films better when working with untested material and less financial certainty? A look at his filmography might reveal the answer:

18. “Four Rooms” (1995)

In an atrocious performance as a neurotic bellhop, Tim Roth binds together the quartet of farcical hotel-set short stories that form this ill-conceived anthology. Rodriguez’s segment, “The Misbehavers,” sees unsupervised minors getting their chaperone in trouble. It’s not utterly insufferable, as it comes across like an R-rated
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