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‘Mile 22’ Trailer: Mark Wahlberg Is a CIA Operative in Peter Berg’s New Thriller

Stx Films has released the first trailer for Mile 22, the upcoming thriller from Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon filmmaker Peter Berg. The film stars Mark Wahlberg as an operative from the CIA’s most highly prized unit, who is tasked with retrieving and transporting an asset through 22 life-threatening miles of dangerous territory. This is Berg's first straight action movie since 2012's Battleship, and it's something he's quite good at as evidenced by other films like The Rundown so it's kind of nice to see him back in this mode. There's still …
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Seann William Scott Takes Over Opposite Damon Wayans As Fox Renews ‘Lethal Weapon’

Seann William Scott Takes Over Opposite Damon Wayans As Fox Renews ‘Lethal Weapon’
Stifler’s about to get a “Lethal Weapon.” Fox has ordered a third season of the hit action drama after a last minute scramble to replace the lead role opposite Damon Wayans.

Seann William Scott (from the “American Pie” franchise) has joined the show in his first network series role as a new character who folds into a partnership with Murtaugh (Wayans).

“Seann is a fantastic addition to this already amazing cast,” said Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn. “’Lethal Weapon’ is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can’t wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen. Matt Miller, his incredible team and everyone at Warner Bros. have been tremendous partners, and we’re thrilled to bring this show back for another season.”

It almost didn’t happen. After clashes on set between star Clayne Crawford and Wayans, Crawford was fired — and the show was in jeopardy.
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Fox’s ‘Lethal Weapon’ Renewed Without Clayne Crawford; Seann William Scott to Star

Fox has picked up “Lethal Weapon” for a third season — without Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford).

Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, announced the renewal Sunday, along with the reveal that Seann William Scott (“American Pie”) will be joining the cast next season as a new character who folds into a partnership with Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans).

A spokesperson for Warner Bros. Television added that the studio had “decided not to renew Clayne Crawford’s contract for ‘Lethal Weapon,'” following incidents of bad behavior on the Fox action drama’s set, for which he apologized. The announcement of Crawford’s ousting comes less than a week after news broke the studio was exploring recasting his part.

Also Read: Clayne Crawford Responds to 'Lethal Weapon' Firing with Glum Photo

“Seann is a fantastic addition to this already amazing cast,” said Thorn. “‘Lethal Weapon’ is packed with action, drama and pure fun and we can’t wait to see Damon and Seann together on screen. Matt Miller, his incredible team and everyone at Warner Bros. have been tremendous partners, and we’re thrilled to bring this show back for another season.”

Lethal Weapon” is based on the feature film franchise of the same name. The cast includes Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney, Michelle Mitchenor and now Scott.

The gig marks Scott’s first network series regular role. He is best known for playing Steve Stifler in the “American Pie” movie franchise. His other film credits include “Road Trip,” “Role Models,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The Rundown,” “Dude, Where’s My Car?,” “Goon 2: Last of the Enforcers” and “Just Before I Go.”

Also Read: 'Lethal Weapon' Considers Replacing Star Clayne Crawford

Lethal Weapon” currently averages a 1.3 rating in the advertiser-coveted 18-49 demographic, which includes a week’s worth of delayed viewing where available from Nielsen.

The series hails from Warner Bros. Television in association with Lin Pictures and Good Session Productions. Matt Miller, Dan Lin, Jennifer Gwartz and McG serve as executive producers. The pilot was written by Miller and directed by McG.

Read original story Fox’s ‘Lethal Weapon’ Renewed Without Clayne Crawford; Seann William Scott to Star At TheWrap
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13 Reasons Why: Everything We Know About Season 2

Before we know it, season two of 13 Reasons Why will be here! Netflix just announced this week that the show will return on May 18, which is just a couple of weeks away. Somehow, this show has managed to keep a lot of secrets, because we don't actually know all that much about what to expect from season two, and what we have learned has only made us more confused. How is Katherine Langford still a part of it? What is the story about now that the tapes have all been heard?  There are many questions still to be answered, but for now, we've compiled everything we do know about the second season into the gallery below.  While star Alisha Boe explained on E!'s The Rundown that she can't...
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Stephen King's The Long Walk Is Happening at New Line

New Line Cinema is staying in business with iconic author Stephen King, after the success of It, the highest-grossing horror movie of all time. The studio is moving forward on an adaptation of Stephen King's The Long Walk, hiring James Vanderbilt to write the screenplay adaptation, although no one has been brought on to direct at this time. Vanderbilt will also produce through his Mythology Entertainment company, alongside partners Bradley Fisher and William Sherak, with Tracey Nyberg serving as an executive producer.

The Long Walk was first published in 1973, with Stephen King writing the book under his pen name RIchard Bachman. The story is set in a future dystopian version of America that is ruled by an authoritarian leader. Every year, the country holds an annual walking contest where 100 teenagers must keep walking under strict rules until only one is left standing, with the winner receiving a sizable prize. The
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Dwayne Johnson movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Moana,’ ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

Dwayne Johnson movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Moana,’ ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
The road to movie stardom for Dwayne Johnson is one of the unlikeliest in recent memory. A third-generation professional wrestler known the world over as “The Rock,” Johnson nabbed a supporting role in 2001’s “The Mummy Returns” and made such an impression that he starred in a successful stand-alone film, “The Scorpion King,” the very next year.

As his film career progressed, it became evident that, despite his success in action films, Johnson had a distinct flair for comedy, which he began to show off in such films as “Be Cool” (2005), “Central Intelligence” (2016), “Moana” (2016) and in his biggest-grossing film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017).

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However, Johnson is fully back in action hero-mode in his 2018 movie, “Rampage,” where he plays a primatologist whose beloved albino gorilla is being used in an experiment that turns him into a raging beast
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Poll: What’s Your Favorite Dwayne Johnson Movie Role?

From college football to the WWE to A-list movie stardom, Dwayne Johnson has had quite the career.

After several years gaining fame as the Rock in professional wrestling, Johnson landed his first leading film role in 2002’s historical fantasy “The Scorpion King,” following parts in “The Mummy Returns” and “Longshot.” More roles soon followed, including box office failure but cult favorite “The Rundown,” “Be Cool,” and “Doom.”

One of his most famous roles, however, came in 2011, appearing for the first time as Luke Hobbs in “Fast Five.” He would continue to appear in all the “Fast & Furious” films that followed, including the most recent, “The Fate of the Furious.” His character is such a fan favorite that Universal is currently developing a spinoff focusing on Hobbs and Jason Statham’s character.

In recent years, Johnson has found even more success with high-profile blockbusters. In 2015, he fronted the big-budget disaster film “San Andreas,
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A New Day in Late Night: Women Make Their Mark in Competitive Field

A New Day in Late Night: Women Make Their Mark in Competitive Field
Robin Thede remembers everything about the afternoon last October when she taped the first episode of her Bet late-night series “The Rundown With Robin Thede.”

Wearing a velvet-green suit and black pumps, she strode out onto the stage at CBS Broadcast Center on 57th Street in Manhattan with fierce determination to add the voice of an African-American woman to the late-night TV landscape.

“People kept asking me if I felt nervous or felt pressure,” Thede recalls. “I kept saying, ‘No, I’m ready.’ ”

As momentous as that first taping was for Thede, an equally important moment came months earlier at
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Netflix's Murder Mystery Reunites Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler

Netflix's Murder Mystery Reunites Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler
Adam Sandler and his Just Go With It star Jennifer Aniston are finally reuniting, with the stars joining forces for the new Netflix movie Murder Mystery. Insiders claim that both stars had been looking for an opportunity to work together ever since 2011's Just Go With It, which earned $103 million domestic and $214.9 million worldwide, from an $80 million budget. After seven years of searching, it seems they have finally found the perfect project to reunite with.

The story centers on a New York City cop (Adam Sandler) and his wife (Jennifer Aniston), who surprisingly become prime suspects in the murder of an aging billionaire, while on vacation in Europe. Murder Mystery is Adam Sandler's sixth movie for Netflix, with four coming under the original deal with his production company Happy Madison, The Ridiculous Six, The Do-Over, Sandy Wexler and the upcoming The Week Of, debuting April 27. His fifth Netflix film was
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Imagine Entertainment Acquires Tony Hernandez’s Jax Media

Imagine Entertainment has acquired Jax Media, the fast-growing production banner headed by Tony Hernandez.

New York-based Jax Media has made a name for itself by producing auteur-driven comedy series and specials for modest budgets. Hernandez will continue to oversee day-to-day operations of the company.

Jax is home to TBS’ “Full Frontal With Samantha Bee” and “Search Party,” Comedy Central’s “Broad City” and “Inside Amy Schumer,” Bet’s “The Rundown with Robin Thede,” TV Land’s “Younger” and ABC’s “Roseanne” revival, among other shows.

Jax owns production facilities in New York and Los Angeles. Hernandez and his team are known for working with multi-hyphenates and for helping to stretch production dollars through efficient scheduling and planning. Imagine Entertainment principals Brian Grazer and Ron Howard said they aim to step up the company’s activity in scripted TV and film comedy production by bringing Jax into the fold.

“Our company’s roots are in comedy, and I am excited
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Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ Starts a Race to Snare Attention

Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ Starts a Race to Snare Attention
Producers and correspondents at Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” have been running around for two weeks in an effort to get fans interested in tonight’s broadcast – as well as the moments when the weekly show is not on the screen.

Full Frontal” will this evening in its 10:30 p.m. eastern broadcast on TBS devote two of its three main segments to an “Apology Race.” This “Amazing Race” spoof has the show’s four correspondents – Allana Harkin, Ashley Nicole Black, Mike Rubens and Amy Hoggart – traveling to places like Haiti, Mexico and Puerto Rico to offer regrets to as many people as possible around the globe for anything and everything President Donald Trump has uttered over the last few weeks.

“Can you possibly go and apologize for everything he does in a two-week period of time? Is it possible? There are so many things in a day,” says Tyler Hall, the segment
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Why the Rock Is Charming, Even When His Films Are Not

Why the Rock Is Charming, Even When His Films Are Not
[Warning: This story contains spoilers for Jumanji:Welcome to the Jungle]

The opening scene of the underrated 2003 action comedy The Rundown features a bounty hunter named Beck walking into a nightclub, and passing an older man who wishes him good luck. This non sequitur might not be so noticeable, except the older man wishing Dwayne Johnson’s Beck luck is none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger. It was a symbolic passing of the torch, from an elder-statesman action star to an up-and-comer. Nearly 15 years later, Johnson remains one of the most reliable, widely loved action stars in modern movies. Like Schwarzenegger,...
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The Best New Opening Title Sequences of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best New Opening Title Sequences of 2017 — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: What’s the best opening title sequence for a show premiering in 2017? (And yes, this is an update of the earlier midseason survey.)

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

I’ll go with “Mindhunter.” There’s a cool juxtaposition of recording equipment used by weirdo FBI profiler Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and the corpse of a murdered woman, which just goes to show that Ford kind of looks at both as objects for his own research, instead of, you know, an ex-person who still has actual importance to people. It’s an effective way to get right into his somewhat sociopathic head and is a real treat for people who love pareidolia.
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The Predator Motion Poster Strikes Lightning on the Hunter

The Predator Motion Poster Strikes Lightning on the Hunter
Earlier this week, 20th Century Fox released a shocking still poster for Shane Black's The Predator, and now, the studio has surprised fans with a motion version of the very same image. The original Predator movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary and some theaters from around the world are scheduling screenings to celebrate the sci-fi/action classic. As far as the Predator franchise is concerned, the first movie is generally the only one that is celebrated, but Shane Black is aiming to breathe new life into the famous franchise that is sure to entice fans.

First found on the official Predator mobile app, the motion poster shows thunder cracking across the sky as bright blue and white bolts of lightning in the shape of the titular thermal-tracking Predator flash to illuminate a city below. The clip is 12-seconds long and definitely adds some anxiety into
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Great Job, Internet!: The Rock has beef with the emoji that looks most like him

Today, the trailer for the new Jumanji movie was released, revealing a vast new video-game lore and a bunch of zany hi-jinks from the cast, which includes Kevin Hart, Jack Black, Karen Gillan, and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. The subtitle of the new movie is Welcome To The Jungle, which a few Rock superfans noted was also the title of The Rock’s sub-par 2003 action flick The Rundown until it got changed late in the game. This inspired some good-natured ribbing on America’s favorite forum for good-natured ribbing, Twitter!

Now why does the new Jumanji film featuring @TheRock sound and look familiar?...
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Are we suffering from Dwayne Johnson franchise fatigue?

Anghus Houvouras is suffering from Dwayne Johnson franchise fatigue…

We spend so much time analyzing franchises. That’s mainly because they make up such a high percentage of blockbuster cinema. If you look at the top 10 films of 2017 globally, only two films don’t fall under the franchise tag: The Boss Baby, an animated family film that is as close to the formulaic world of franchises as any movie can get and the Japanese anime Your Name. Everything else is a franchise film fare.

While discussing the bombs of 2017, Baywatch was brought up. The film drowned quickly at the box office and was universally panned. Like any good armchair pundit, we tried to assign blame for the failure. Most attributed the failure to poor marketing or the fact that Baywatch isn’t exactly a brand that audiences were hoping to see adapted to the big screen. The more I thought about,
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‘Doctor Who’ Review: The ‘End of the World’ Only Delayed Us From Getting Back to Missy

‘Doctor Who’ Review: The ‘End of the World’ Only Delayed Us From Getting Back to Missy
[Editor’s Note: The following review of “Doctor Who” Season 10, Episode 7, “The Pyramid at the End of the World,” contains spoilers.]

The Rundown

Last week’s excellent episode played mind games with us and “Doctor Who’s” characters when it was revealed that everyone’s journey that we were following (in that episode anyway) was fake, just part of an elaborate simulation of Earth by alien beings. While we know that they were all part of a program, it was nevertheless heartbreaking to see these “people,” who definitely seemed to have gained sentience, realize their lives were a lie. We also learned that the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) was supposed to execute Missy (Michelle Gomez), but instead agreed to watch over her for 1,000 years, presumably in the vault. We say “presumably” because, well, when Steven Moffat is writing, sneaky surprises might be in store.

Read More: ‘Doctor Who’: The Next Doctor Rumored to Be ‘Chewing Gum’s’ Black Female Star — Report

This week’s episode is the second part of a
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Snapchat Shows: Inside the Plan to Reimagine TV for the Mobile Era

When Elisabeth Murdoch said goodbye to the family business in the wake of the News Corp. phone-hacking scandal in 2014, there was considerable anticipation regarding her next career move. The safe bet was that she’d find something to do in the television industry, where she had cranked out global hit series formats from “MasterChef” to “Big Brother” for Shine Group, which she’d sold to her father for $675 million.

But when Murdoch resurfaced in 2015, she focused her programming savvy not on TV but on a single digital platform: Snapchat.

Her new venture, Vertical Networks, has produced only for the Venice, Calif.-based messaging app, and includes a trio of so-called Snapchat Shows, a short-form video format exclusive to the Snapchat platform. As Murdoch sees it, the seismic shift a new generation of younger viewers is making from TV to mobile can no longer be ignored.

Art Streiber for Variety

“I don’t think there are many other
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Dwayne Johnson Isn’t Your Average Superstar: How The Rock Has Built a Career With Smart Choices

Dwayne Johnson Isn’t Your Average Superstar: How The Rock Has Built a Career With Smart Choices
Like most famous people, Dwayne Johnson’s Wikipedia page includes a nifty sidebar that includes bare bones facts, like birthday and age, with a couple of lines reserved for “occupation.” Johnson’s “occupation” line is almost amusingly slim — it simply reads, “Actor, producer, singer, professional wrestler,” which is an understated way of saying “this guy does a lot.” And it doesn’t even mention his best-selling memoir, or his charity work, and “professional wrestler” hardly indicates the tremendous success he’s had in the ring.

And “actor”? That’s a very concise tribute to his blockbuster career on the big screen, one that’s amounted to dozens of credits and an estimated lifetime box office gross (domestic only!) that totals over $2.7 billion. With Johnson toplining the early summer’s biggest hit so far, the box office-dominating “Fate of the Furious” and a non-stop barrage of other features on the way,
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‘Patriots Day’ Soundtrack: Stream Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Moody, Ominous Score

‘Patriots Day’ Soundtrack: Stream Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Moody, Ominous Score
Today, Peter Berg’s latest ripped-from-the-headlines thriller “Patriots Day” enters wide release today, January 13. The film follows the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent terrorist manhunt. It stars Mark Wahlberg (“Boogie Nights”), John Goodman (“Barton Fink”), J.K. Simmons (“Burn After Reading”), Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”), Michelle Monaghan (“True Detective”) and more. Ahead of the film, stream the film’s soundtrack featuring a moody, ominous score composed by duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Listen to it below, courtesy of Spotify.

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This is Reznor and Ross’ fifth film score collaboration. They first collaborated on David Fincher’s 2010 film “The Social Network,” about the founding of Facebook and the subsequent lawsuits that arose in its aftermath. The two won the Oscar for Best Original Score that same year. They later scored the following two
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