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Amazon Prime schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July 2018

Amazon Prime has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in July, including the first seasons of both the Indian reality competition series “Comicstaan” and the Tour de France travelogue “Eat.Race.Win” and season 4 of the charming children’s series “Tumble Leaf.”

And there will also be new to Amazon Prime seasons of some of your favorites from other networks, including the final episodes of the Emmy-winning FX drama “The Americans,” all 12 seasons of the groundbreaking police drama “NYPD Blue” and all seven seasons of the Kyra Sedgwick crime series “The Closer.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime including the four films in the “Jaws” franchise and the Oscar-winning “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July

Available July 1

21 Jump Street (Seasons 1-2)

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Here Are the New Titles Amazon Prime Members Can Stream in July

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Amazon Prime members who like tragic spies, sparkle vampires, being-depressed-about-global-warming or old school television have plenty to look forward to in July, as the streaming service is adding a ton of new movies and TV shows.

On the TV front, three new Prime Originals come this month, including Indian stand up series “Comicstaan” on July 13, “Tumble Leaf” on July 24, and “Eat. Race. Win,” a behind-the-scenes look of the Tour de France landing July 27.

The streaming service is also giving members a visit from the Ghost of TV Past on July 1 when it adds undercover-cops-in-high-school Fox series “21 Jump Street,” the complete run of USA Network’s “Burn Notice,” and all 12 seasons of ’90s cop drama “NYPD Blue,” among others.

And skipping ahead to month’s end, “The Americans” season 6 lands on Prime July 29.

Meanwhile, on July 1 Prime Video is also adding a few classics to its film library, including “American Psycho,
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Clint Eastwood to Play Octogenarian Drug Mule Opposite Bradley Cooper

Despite turning 88 later this month, Clint Eastwood likes to keep busy. Variety reports that he’s set to make The Mule his next directing project and he plans to star in the film as well. Eastwood hasn’t starred in a movie he’s directed since 2008’s Gran Torino and he hasn’t starred in any movie since 2012’s Trouble with the Curve. However, The Mule might see him starring opposite his American Sniper star Bradley Cooper. Here's the official logline: In “The Mule,” Clint Eastwood stars as Earl Stone, a man in his 80s who …
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Veteran Warner Bros Executive Veronika Kwan Vandenberg Steps Down After 30 Years

Veteran Warner Bros Executive Veronika Kwan Vandenberg Steps Down After 30 Years
Veteran Warner Bros. Pictures executive Veronika Kwan Vandenberg is stepping down as president of international distribution, the studio announced Monday.

She’ll transition to an advisory role before leaving the lot at the end of the year. Her successor is Tom Molter, who currently serves as Evp in international.

Kwan Vandenberg’s move continues an old-guard exodus like that of former marketing honcho Sue Kroll and, before her, Greg Silverman.

Also Read: Former Warner Bros Exec Sue Kroll Launches Own Production Banner on Studio Lot

Several leadership changes have come with news of her departure. They are as follows, according to a memo sent to studio employees obtained by TheWrap:

Jim Wuthrich has been named President, Warner Bros. Worldwide Home Entertainment and Games, with full oversight of those businesses. Jim will report to Ron Sanders and work closely with Blair Rich who oversees home entertainment marketing of new theatrical releases.
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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Dominates Box Office as Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ Skews Old

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‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Dominates Box Office as Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ Skews Old
Threequel “Fifty Shades Freed” (Universal) easily led all films, including three wide openers, as so far 2018 lags behind 2017 at the box office, going against sports competition from both the Super Bowl and the Winter Olympics. Grosses are now down one per cent.

Next week’s anticipated release of Marvel’s “Black Panther” (Disney) this Friday will reverse that trend. Early projections for this eagerly anticipatedAfrican-based superhero story directed by Ryan Coogler (“Creed”) are about $150 million, the total for all the films for last year’s three-day President’s Day weekend.

The openers this weekend totaled an expected $75 million. They represent three distinctive strains of mainstream studio product these days: a franchise sequel (“Fifty Shades Freed”), a hybrid animated-live action feature (“Peter Rabbit”) and a true-life heroic action dramatic re-enactment (“The 15:17 to Paris”).

Disconcertingly, last year’s three similar titles totaled $55 million more: “The Lego Batman Movie” at $53 million (more
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Clint Eastwood Eyes Return to Acting in Real-Life Drug Mule Thriller

Clint Eastwood Eyes Return to Acting in Real-Life Drug Mule Thriller
With his new film The 15:17 to Paris debuting next weekend, 87-year-old actor/filmmaker Clint Eastwood may have already lined up his next project. The screen legend is planning on directing, producing and starring in The Mule, which tells the incredible true story of Leo Sharp, the world's oldest drug mule who was 87 years old when he was caught by the authorities, and 90 years old when he was sentenced to prison. This project is expected to be the director's next film, and it will be his first starring role since 2012, when he starred in Trouble With The Curve, which was directed by Robert Lorenz.

This project first surfaced back in 2014, when Imperative Entertainment acquired the rights to a June 2014 New York Times Magazine article entitled "The Sinaloa Cartel's 90-Year-Old Drug Mule" by Sam Dolnick. The production company had set Ruben Fleischer (Zombieland) to direct the movie while looking for a
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‘Jumanji’ Sequel and ‘The Greatest Showman’ Boost 2018 Box Office

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“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (Sony) easily bested all comers on its fourth weekend, and sustained the 2018 box office upswing. The shockingly successful reboot is just $50 million away from landing in the top-five grossers of 2017. A $350-million total won’t come near to challenging the $600 million-plus final tally for “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which is 2017’s top performer both domestic and globally, with a worldwide total of over $1.3 billion.

A weekend result that puts the Dwayne Johnson family fantasy $15-million ahead of the latest “Star Wars” juggernaut suggests the days may be waning for “Star Wars” as the dominant franchise far above all the rest. For the first time, its fifth weekend fell below the comparable “Rogue One” last year.

And yet overall grosses are up — if not at the level of last week’s 20 per cent increase. This weekend’s overall results are close to a carbon copy
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Good Doctor Winter Premiere Recap: Where Did Shaun Go?

Good Doctor Winter Premiere Recap: Where Did Shaun Go?
When we last left The Good Doctor, Shaun had packed up his belongings and left without notifying Dr. Glassman. So where did he go? Keep reading to find out…

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At the start of “Islands Part One” (that’s right, folks, we’ve got ourselves a two-parter!), Shaun was revealed to be hiding out at Lea’s apartment. Glassman came barging in to look for the surgical resident, and came thisclose to finding him beneath Lea’s captain’s bed before she threatened to call the cops. Glassman returned to the hospital the following day,
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Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Spent Over Eight Excruciating Hours on a ‘Flight to Nowhere’

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend Spent Over Eight Excruciating Hours on a ‘Flight to Nowhere’
Holiday travel can be a total nightmare — just ask Chrissy Teigen and John Legend.

The superstar couple spent over 8 hours on Tuesday trapped on an All Nippon Airways Tokyo-bound flight, landing, it turns out, where they first began: Los Angeles.

According to the airline, the plane — which had departed Los Angeles International Airport at 11:36 a.m. local time Tuesday and returned at 7:33 p.m., CNN reported — made a U-turn 4 hours into the 11-hour trip after discovering that one of its 226 passengers had boarded the wrong flight.

“During the flight, the cabin crew became aware that one of the
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Film News Roundup: Billy Dee Williams, Omari Hardwick, Tiffany Haddish Receive Honors

Film News Roundup: Billy Dee Williams, Omari Hardwick, Tiffany Haddish Receive Honors
In today’s film news roundup, Billy Dee Williams will receive a Hollywood legacy award, the Art Directors Guild taps three for lifetime achievement, and fan-owned Legion M invests in a Nicolas Cage movie.

Honors

The American Black Film Festival will honor Billy Dee Williams with the Hollywood legacy award, actor Omari Hardwick with the distinguished Abff alumni award, and actress Tiffany Haddish with the rising star award.

The awards gala will take place on Feb. 25 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. The show celebrates individuals of African descent who have made distinguished contributions to American culture through their work, and salutes the year’s best movies and television shows.

Williams’ credits include “Brian’s Song,” “Lady Sings the Blues,” “The Empire Strikes Back,” “Return of the Jedi,” and “Batman.” Hardwick stars in the Starz series “Power” with credits on “Tyler Perry’s for Colored Girls” and Bet Network’s “Being Mary Jane.”

Haddish starred
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Competition: Win ‘Fast & Furious 8’ On Blu-ray™

The No. 1 action film in the world, Fast & Furious 8 goes full-throttle on Digital, 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray™, DVD and On Demand from today, October 16, 2017, from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UK), and to celebrate the release, we have three copies of the film to give away on Blu-ray™!

The latest exhilarating installment of the nitro-fueled blockbuster action franchise features a gripping new storyline, the most outrageous collection of vehicles yet, and an all-star cast of fan favorites and series newcomers. From the shores of Cuba and the streets of New York City to the icy plains of the Arctic Barents Sea, the close-knit crew crisscrosses the globe to stop an anarchist from unleashing world chaos — and to bring home the man who made them a family. With more than an hour of never-before-seen bonus features and an Extended Director’s Cut, Fast & Furious 8 will be the crowning glory of every fan’s collection.
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Interview, Audio: John Carroll Lynch Directs an Elegy for Harry Dean Stanton in ‘Lucky’

Chicago – He is a familiar character actor, having a long career with roles in TV and film as diverse as “Fargo,” “The Drew Carey Show,” “Gran Torino,” “The Americans.” and the recent “Jackie” and “The Founder.” He is actor John Carroll Lynch, and he has made his directorial debut in the wonderfully essential “Lucky,” whose title character is portrayed by Harry Dean Stanton. The film is a perfect elegy for the actor, who passed away last month at the age of 91.

Lucky” was voted in as the Audience Choice favorite at the 5th annual Chicago Critics Film Festival in May of this year, and has a nationwide release on October 6th, 2017. It features Harry Dean as Lucky, a 90-year-old self described atheist who is seeking spiritual enlightenment through the fellow travelers in his small and dusty Arizona town. He’s outlived his contemporaries, and seeks to outdo and out smoke
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‘Bob’s Burgers’ Movie in the Works at Fox

‘Bob’s Burgers’ Movie in the Works at Fox
Bob’s Burgers” is getting the movie treatment.

Fox is developing a film based on the hit TV series that will be released on July 17, 2020.

The show, which premiered on Fox TV in 2011, centers on the Belcher family. Bob Belcher runs a hamburger restaurant in a seaside town with his ever-optimistic wife Linda and their three children: the self-conscious Tina, goofball Gene, and precocious Louise.

The series, created by Loren Bouchard, has been nominated for an Emmy Award for best animated series seven consecutive times, winning in 2014 and 2017.

“We know the movie has to scratch every itch the fans of the show have ever had, but it also has to work for all the good people who’ve never seen the show,” Bouchard said. “We also know it has to fill every inch of the screen with the colors and the sounds and the ever-so-slightly greasy texture of the world of Bob’s — but most of all
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Wamg Interview: Actor John Carroll Lynch – Director of Lucky

Actor John Carroll Lynch first caught the attention of moviegoers in 1996 when he played Frances McDormand’s husband in Fargo (“People don’t much use the three-cent stamp”). A native of Boulder, Colorado, Lynch spent the next decade popping up in supporting roles in a variety of films including Volcano, Face/Off, and Gothika. It was his chilling, scene-stealing turn in David Fincher’s Zodiac in 2007 that made moviegoers really take notice and when he went from being ‘that Norm Gunderson guy’ to ‘John Carroll Lynch, – dynamic character actor’. Lynch continued to impress in roles on the big screen in films like Gran Torino, Shutter Island, Jackie (where he played Lyndon Johnson), and The Founder, where he played one of the McDonald brothers. On the small screen he’s entertained audiences as John Wayne Gacy on American Horror Story and even had his own stand-alone episode of The Walking Dead.
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‘Starsky & Hutch’Reboot is Picked up by Amazon

Remember “Starsky & Hutch”, that highly entertaining television buddy cop show from the 70s that lasted for 93 episodes? It entertained many of us for endless weeknights from 1974 to 1979 on ABC and starred David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser, as well as one really hot car, namely a two-door Ford Gran Torino. The mismatched cop duo was resurrected in the 2004 theatrical release of the same name directed by Todd Phillips with Ben Stiller playing David Starsky, the high-strung workaholic. Owen Wilson played Ken “Hutch” Hutchinson, who’s a laid-back ladies’ man. The two were detectives patrolling the Bay

‘Starsky & Hutch’Reboot is Picked up by Amazon
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A Starsky & Hutch TV Reboot Is On The Way From James Gunn

Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn is set to executive produce a brand new Starsky & Hutch TV series. The project is being set-up over at Sony Pictures TV, and is about to be pitched to broadcast, cable and streaming networks, according to Deadline.

James Gunn is writing the one-hour ‘procedural’, along with his brother Brian and their cousin Mark.

Starsky & Hutch was a hugely popular television series, which ran for four seasons from 1975 to 1979. The original work, created by William Blinn, centered on two detectives, David Michael Starsky (Paul Michael Glaser) and the by-the-book Kenneth Richard “Hutch” Hutchinson (David Soul), traversing the streets of the fictional Bay City, California in a two-door Ford Gran Torino.

It was also turned into a Todd Phillips-directed movie starring Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson in 2004.

Neal Moritz’s Original Film, which produced the movie, will also work on the potential new series.
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Amazon grabs James Gunn's Starsky & Hutch TV reboot

Kirsten Howard Tony Sokol Sep 1, 2017

Guardians Of The Galaxy director James Gunn will produce a rebooted Starsky & Hutch series for Amazon, it's been confirmed...

Amazon have snatched up the recently-unveiled Starsky & Hutch reboot show from James Gunn's production company.

This is the first time the popular director has wanted to pursue a project on the small screen.

“When I was a kid, Starsky & Hutch was the first ‘adult’ show I ever saw, and I fell in love,” he explained in a statement. “It instilled in me a lifelong love of gritty street shows, of killer 70’s threads, and muscle cars. So when Neal Mortiz asked me if I wanted to be a part of an all new Starsky & Hutch on TV, I was instantly intrigued. I teamed up with the two writers I trusted most in the world to work with us, my brother Brian Gunn and my cousin
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Starsky & Hutch Reboot in the Works From Guardians of the Galaxy Director

Starsky & Hutch Reboot in the Works From Guardians of the Galaxy Director
Time to drag that old Ford Gran Torino out of the garage: A reboot of the ’70s cop show Starsky & Hutch is in development.

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The reboot comes from Sony Pictures TV Studios, according to our sister site Deadline, with Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn attached to co-write the pilot and serve as executive producer. (Gunn might direct the pilot as well, depending on his availability.)

The new take on Starsky & Hutch is described as a “character-driven, one-hour procedural,” and is currently looking for a home
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‘Starsky and Hutch’ TV Reboot in Works From James Gunn

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‘Starsky and Hutch’ TV Reboot in Works From James Gunn
It’s time to rev up the Gran Torino, as a “Starsky & Hutch” TV reboot is in the works with James Gunn writing the pilot. Sony Pictures Television is shopping the one-hour procedural series, having picked up interest from broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. Gunn will write the script with brother Brian Gunn and cousin Mark Gunn. They will executive produce with Neal Moritz and Pavun Shetty of Original Films, which has an overall deal with Sony. Also Read: 'Jetsons' Live-Action TV Reboot From Robert Zemeckis Flies to ABC The original “Starsky & Hutch” starred David Soul and Paul Michael Glaser as the eponymous cops.
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Oscars: Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott Race to the Finish

Oscars: Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott Race to the Finish
It wouldn’t be awards season without a little bit of drama around last-minute contenders sprinting to the finish line. This year, there are three major prestige projects based on true events from powerhouse directors that could really shake up the race.

Steven Spielberg’s “The Papers” — about the Washington Post, the Pentagon Papers, and a watershed moment in the history of press freedom — wasn’t even a go until a week after “Moonlight” won the best picture Oscar earlier this year. The Fox production shot throughout the summer and wrapped in July, aiming for a Dec. 22 limited release. It’s packed with an all-star cast, including Meryl Streep (as Post publisher Katharine Graham), Tom Hanks (as editor Ben Bradlee, a role that won Jason Robards an Oscar in 1977 for “All the President’s Men”), and Carrie Coon (as Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Meg Greenfield), among many others.

Meanwhile, Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World
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