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Exclusive Clip from the Romantic Comedy The Browsing Effect – Now Available On Demand

Gravitas Ventures will release The Browsing Effect on digital and On Demand April 9, 2019. Written and directed by Michael K. Feinstein (Match from the Past), the film stars Feinstein along with with Megan Guinan (CBS’s “Limitless”), Josh Margolin (Fox’s “New Girl”), Nikki Soohoo (Stick It), Drew Fonteiro (CW’s “Jane the Virgin”) and Gabriela Lopez (The 5th Wave).

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In The Browsing Effect, the seemingly endless possibilities of dating apps send a group of friends into a whirlwind of sex, jealousy, and self-doubt in this ensemble comedy that examines dating culture in the age of swiping. Check Out the Trailer:

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April TV Premieres: 8 New Shows to Look Out for This Month

Spring is upon us. While the arrival of a new season has implications on the weather, April in the TV world means that aspiring Emmys seekers have come once again to tower over everything else in their path. But meanwhile, while Fyc events ramp up and contenders start to emerge, there are plenty of series trying to make their mark amidst the awards chatter.

As is per tradition, we’ve collected some of the more notable series premieres for the month, stretching across cable, broadcast, and streaming. Not all are guaranteed to stay in the conversation for the rest of the year, but like the plant life that will flourish in the weeks to come, some of these might just be evergreen.

(We do this roundup of new shows pretty much every month — if you missed any of those previous picks, here are some notable TV premieres from February and March.
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‘Bill & Ted 3’ Sets 2020 Summer Release Date

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‘Bill & Ted 3’ Sets 2020 Summer Release Date
Excellent! “Bill & Ted 3” has a release date.

Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter will return to the big screen in “Bill & Ted Face the Music” on Aug. 21, 2020. The duo made the announcement in a short video shot at the Hollywood Bowl, where they’ll “never play.” Production began on Wednesday.

Reeves will again portray Ted “Theodore” Logan and Winter will reprise his role as Bill S. Preston, Esq. The two previous films were 1989’s “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and 1991’s “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.”

Dean Parisot (“Galaxy Quest”) will direct from a script by original creators Chris Matheson and Ed Solomon. Scott Kroopf (“Limitless”) will produce with Alex Lebovici and Steve Ponce of Hammerstone Studios, with Steven Soderbergh executive producing alongside R. Scott Reid, Scott Fischer, John Ryan Jr., and John Santilli.

MGM owns the rights and will debut the movie in the U.S. under its United Artists Releasing banner.
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Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter Announce ‘Bill & Ted 3’ Films This Summer, 2020 Release Date — Watch

Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter Announce ‘Bill & Ted 3’ Films This Summer, 2020 Release Date — Watch
Christopher Nolan is no longer the only one returning to movie theaters in summer 2020. “Bill & Ted” duo Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter have announced production on the franchise’s long-in-the-works third movie, “Bill & Ted Face the Music,” will begin in New Orleans this summer. Orion Pictures will release the movie through its United Artists Releasing banner in August 2020.

Bill & Ted Face the Music” will be the third entry in the long-running series, which started in 1989 with cult classic “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure” and continued in 1991 with the first sequel, “Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey.”

The official synopsis for “Face the Music” reads: “To fulfill their rock and roll destiny, now middle-aged best friends William ‘Bill’ S. Preston Esq. (Winter) and Theodore ‘Ted’ Logan (Reeves) set out on a new adventure when a visitor from the future warns them that only their song can save life as we
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Wamg Giveaway – Win Jennifer Lopez in Second Act on Blu-ray Combo Pack

Jennifer Lopez returns to the big screen and proves it’s never too late to pursue your dreams in the hilarious and relatable romantic comedy, Second Act, coming to Digital on March 12, 2019 and on Blu-ray Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on March 26, 2019 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment. From the director of 50 First Dates and Get Smart, Second Act is a heartfelt comedy that will inspire and empower audiences of all ages to reach for their biggest dreams. With an honest and moving performance from Jennifer Lopez, the film also features Lopez’s latest single “Limitless” and stars an incredible supporting cast including Leah Remini, Vanessa Hudgens and Milo Ventimiglia.

Now you can win the Win the Blu-ray Combo Pack of Second Act. All you have to do is leave a comment below telling us what your favorite movie starring Jennifer Lopez is. (mine’s U-turn). It’s so easy!
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Mahershala Ali to Star in Sci-Fi Film ‘Sovereign’ From ‘A Quiet Place’ Writers

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Mahershala Ali to Star in Sci-Fi Film ‘Sovereign’ From ‘A Quiet Place’ Writers
Fresh off his second Oscar win for “Green Book,” Mahershala Ali has found his next starring role, a sci-fi drama called “Sovereign,”

Marc Munden will direct based on a screenplay by “A Quiet Place” writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. Greg Weidman and Geoff Tock wrote an original draft of the script, with revisions by Jack Thorne (“Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”).

The plot for “Sovereign” is currently being kept under wraps, but producers compare the project to Denis Villeneuve’s “Arrival.”

Also Read: Oscars 2019: 'Green Book' Best Picture Speech Omits Don Shirley, But Carrie Fisher Gets a Shoutout

Entertainment One (eOne) will produce the film alongside 21 Laps Entertainment’s Shawn Levy, Dan Levine and Dan Cohen, who are behind Netflix’s “Stranger Things.” eOne will also finance.

“Much like our film ‘Arrival,’ this project is for us a dream pairing of an inspired screenplay with a truly visionary director,
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Mahershala Ali to Star in Sci-Fi Movie ‘Sovereign’

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Mahershala Ali to Star in Sci-Fi Movie ‘Sovereign’
On the heels of winning his second Oscar, Mahershala Ali has come on board the independent science-fiction movie “Sovereign.”

Entertainment One will produce alongside 21 Laps Entertainment’s Shawn Levy, Dan Levine, and Dan Cohen. The trio recently produced the Netflix’s “Stranger Things,” as well as the sci-fi movie “Arrival.”

Marc Munden will direct the project from a screenplay by “A Quiet Place” writers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods. An original draft of the script was written by Greg Weidman and Geoff Tock, with revisions by Jack Thorne. eOne will also finance the film.

The logline for the sci-fi project is currently being kept under wraps.

“We have long loved this project and have been patiently waiting until we found the right leading actor, which we no doubt have found in the incredibly talented Mahershala Ali,” Nick Meyer, eOne’s president of film, said in a statement. “The cast is
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‘The Enemy Within’ Review: Jennifer Carpenter Saves This Self-Serious FBI Show

‘The Enemy Within’ Review: Jennifer Carpenter Saves This Self-Serious FBI Show
The Enemy Within” is a generic FBI show with a generic title (although not more generic than Dick Wolf’s “FBI” on CBS) that had the good sense to cast Jennifer Carpenter as a helpful traitor. In the new series from Ken Woodruff, Carpenter plays Erica Shepherd, a former CIA operative who has spent the last three years in a Supermax prison after she betrays four other CIA agents who are killed. FBI Agent Will Keaton (Morris Chestnut) needs her help in capturing a terrorist mastermind who appears to be bent on escalating attacks.

Operating on the idea that there are currently 100,000 foreign spies in the U.S. today, the series capitalizes on the xenophobia and paranoia in today’s political climate as its central task force hunts down the foes that walk among us.

After Carpenter earned critical acclaim for the “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” and eight years on “Dexter,
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Jennifer Carpenter on Treating ‘The Enemy Within’ Character as ‘Life After Death’

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Jennifer Carpenter on Treating ‘The Enemy Within’ Character as ‘Life After Death’
After spending eight seasons on a premium cable drama (Showtime’s “Dexter”) and one on a broadcast procedural (CBS’ “Limitless”), Jennifer Carpenter is placing her bets back on broadcast. She stars as former CIA agent Erica Shepherd, who gave up classified information to some very bad people in order to keep her daughter safe, in the NBC drama “The Enemy Within” from Ken Woodruff. The goal of the show is “to make the audience work really hard to get ahead of us,” and therefore, she hopes, will elevate the offerings on broadcast.

“I want to do the muscling of raising the bar for network television to feel like the complicated world of cable,” Carpenter tells Variety. “I think [this show] begs a larger question, like ‘Who do you trust in your life and on a wider scope in your government, your country? Are you checking your sources? Are you doing things based
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Agc International strikes multiple deals at Efm on Neil Burger's 'Voyagers' (exclusive)

Production scheduled to kick off in Romania on June 1. Agc Studios fully financing.

Stuart Ford’s Agc International has closed multiple marquee territory deals on Neil Burger’s sci-fi Voyagers, one of the hottest sales titles that has injected life into a muted start to the Efm.

The Lord Of The Flies in space thriller is scheduled to commence production in Romania on June 1. Agc Studios is fully financing, and produces alongside Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road.

Burger, riding high following the recent number one Us launch of The Upside, will direct from his original screenplay. He flew into Berlin
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Agc International strikes multiple deals on Neil Burger's sci-fi 'Voyagers' (exclusive)

Production scheduled to kick off in Romania on June 1. Agc Studios fully financing.

Stuart Ford’s Agc International has closed multiple marquee territory deals on Neil Burger’s sci-fi Voyagers, one of the hottest sales titles that has injected life into a muted start to the Efm.

The Lord Of The Flies in space thriller is scheduled to commence production in Romania on June 1. Agc Studios is fully financing, and produces alongside Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road.

Burger, riding high following the recent number one Us launch of The Upside, will direct from his original screenplay. He flew into Berlin
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Oscar Contender Bradley Cooper Debunks Nine Myths About ‘A Star Is Born’

Oscar Contender Bradley Cooper Debunks Nine Myths About ‘A Star Is Born’
Whenever I ran into Bradley Cooper on the “A Star Is Born” promo trail — a cocktail party in Toronto, the premiere in Los Angeles, the American Cinematheque tribute, the AFI Awards, the Oscar nominee lunch — he was eager to talk about his movie. But between the rapturous response to the backstage musical update back in the early fall (final Metascore: 88) and earning eight Oscar nominations last month, the excited buzz around the picture peaked and waned.

Many an early frontrunner faces that risk over a long Oscar campaign. And Warner Bros., which always puts box-office performance ahead of awards, refused to foreground the film’s depiction of addiction to lend gravitas to their commercial entertainment. In any case, Cooper isn’t gathering as much credit as he deserves for diving off a high board and executing “A Star Is Born” so well.

This big-budget glossy studio picture with major movie
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Oscar Contender Bradley Cooper Debunks Nine Myths About ‘A Star Is Born’

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Oscar Contender Bradley Cooper Debunks Nine Myths About ‘A Star Is Born’
Whenever I ran into Bradley Cooper on the “A Star Is Born” promo trail — a cocktail party in Toronto, the premiere in Los Angeles, the American Cinematheque tribute, the AFI Awards, the Oscar nominee lunch — he was eager to talk about his movie. But between the rapturous response to the backstage musical update back in the early fall (final Metascore: 88) and earning eight Oscar nominations last month, the excited buzz around the picture peaked and waned.

Many an early frontrunner faces that risk over a long Oscar campaign. And Warner Bros., which always puts box-office performance ahead of awards, refused to foreground the film’s depiction of addiction to lend gravitas to their commercial entertainment. In any case, Cooper isn’t gathering as much credit as he deserves for diving off a high board and executing “A Star Is Born” so well.

This big-budget glossy studio picture with major movie
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Jennifer Lopez's Second Act Hits Blu-ray and DVD This March

Jennifer Lopez's Second Act Hits Blu-ray and DVD This March
Jennifer Lopez returns to the big screen and proves it's never too late to pursue your dreams in the hilarious and relatable romantic comedy, Second Act, coming to Digital on March 12, 2019 and on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and On Demand on March 26, 2019 from STXfilms and Universal Pictures Home Entertainment.

From the director of 50 First Dates and Get Smart, Second Act is a heartfelt comedy that will inspire and empower audiences of all ages to reach for their biggest dreams. With an honest and moving performance from Jennifer Lopez, the film also features Lopez's latest single Limitless and stars an incredible supporting cast including Leah Remini, Vanessa Hudgens and Milo Ventimiglia.

Maya (Lopez) is a 40-year-old woman struggling with frustrations of not having achieved more in life. As an experienced, quick-witted, perceptive employee, she is passed over for a promotion solely because she doesn't have a college degree. Until, that is,
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Why Bradley Cooper Begged J.J. Abrams' to Write Him Out of Alias at the Start of His Career

Why Bradley Cooper Begged J.J. Abrams' to Write Him Out of Alias at the Start of His Career
Long before Bradley Cooper received rave reviews for his directorial debut A Star Is Born, the actor starred in the popular series Alias.

Cooper, 44, starred as Will Tippin, a journalist and friend of Jennifer Garner‘s Sydney Bristow. The actor admitted in a 2013 interview with GQ that as excited as he was for the opportunity, he gradually grew frustrated as his role began to shrink over seasons.

“I would only work three days a week,” he explained at the time. “And then for the second season, I got even more sidelined. I was like, ‘Ugh.’ And then, the next thing you know,
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‘Upside’ Director Neil Burger Sets Sci-Fi ‘Voyagers’ as Next Project

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‘Upside’ Director Neil Burger Sets Sci-Fi ‘Voyagers’ as Next Project
The Upside” director Neil Burger is set to direct sci-fi thriller “Voyagers” as his next project. The film will be fully financed and co-produced by Stuart Ford’s Agc Studios, and produced by Burger’s Nota Bene Productions and Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Films. Agc also handles international sales on the new film.

Written and directed by Burger, “Voyagers” tells the story of 30 children sent into space on a multi-generational mission to reach and populate a newly discovered planet. After the adult captain is mysteriously killed, the young crew descends into chaos, reverting to a primitive, tribal state, giving in to their most feral and animal desires.

Burger will produce alongside Iwanyk and Brendon Boyea for Thunder Road. Ford and Greg Shapiro, Agc’s president of film, will serve as executive producers.

The film marks Burger’s first screenwriting credit since 2008’s “The Lucky Ones.” His past directing credits
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The Upside Steals Top Spot at the Box Office as Aquaman Crosses $1B

Early predictions had Aquaman taking the top spot at the box office this weekend, winning its fourth in a row. But The Upside slid in and surprised everyone with a $19.5 million win. The drama arrived amidst controversy over Kevin Hart's role as potential Oscars host. Though he has stepped down from that position, it's clear audiences still want to watch him work.

Coming from STXfilms and Lantern Entertainment, The Upside is an adaptation of the hit French movie Les Intouchables. Kevin Hart stars opposite Bryan Cranston and their on-screen chemistry was enough to make this drama a box office hit. It's $19.5 million take doubles early estimates, and it has since earned an A Cinema score. The film was directed by Neil Burger, who already has films like The Illusionist and Limitless under his belt. Nicole Kidman also appears in the movie, which didn't hurt anything.

Aquaman may have slipped
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‘The Upside’ Review: French Feel-Good Comedy Gets Hart-Felt Remake

‘The Upside’ Review: French Feel-Good Comedy Gets Hart-Felt Remake
We need to talk about Kevin, don’t we?

In one of those odd coincidences of timing, we’re getting The Upside, a buddy dramedy that the stand-up comedian/mega-movie star/tireless showbiz workhorse Kevin Hart signed up for a little over four years ago; shot two years ago; saw premiere in Toronto in September of 2017; watched get shelved indefinitely as collateral damage in the Harvey Weinstein sexual-harassment scandal; and sat back as this cinematic orphan was released, dead-of-January-style, right on the heels of his Oscar-host controversy. The man has
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The Upside Review

Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart do their best to boost a tired, cliché storyline in The Upside. It isn't enough.

Less than two months after another film (Green Book) about a white savior and a magic black man who come together under unusual circumstances to set each other’s lives back on course, The Upside limps into theaters with almost an identical set of problems as the entertaining but rote Viggo Mortensen-Mahershala Ali awards bait film. While The Upside, like Green Book, boasts generally strong performances from its two charismatic leads--Kevin Hart acquits himself pretty nicely in his first major dramatic role--the work done by Hart and co-star Bryan Cranston cannot save a cliché, manipulative and ultimately shallow movie.

The Upside is based on the 2011 French film The Intouchables, which became a major cultural phenomenon in that country and was itself inspired by the true story of Philippe Pozzo di Borgo
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The Upside Review: Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston Share Great Chemistry

The Upside Review: Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston Share Great Chemistry
The Upside is a Hollywood remake of the hit 2011 French film, The Intouchables. As in most retreads of French art, the copy doesn't quite match the quality of the original. I did laugh hysterically at the awkward physical comedy, enough to warrant a recommendation. Stars Kevin Hart and Bryan Cranston's substantial chemistry makes up for the overwhelming melodrama. The Upside rarely deviates from tired racial tropes. The black and white characters draw firmly within the socioeconomic lines. The story of their disparate friendship is meaningful, but not told in a sophisticated way.

Dell Scott (Kevin Hart) has recently been paroled from prison. He needs to prove that he's been actively looking for work. Chance and circumstance leads him to interview as a home health attendant for a quadriplegic billionaire, Phillip Lacasse (Bryan Cranston). Dell is hired for the job, much to the chagrin and horror of Yvonne (Nicole Kidman), Phillip's business manager.
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