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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Trailer Breakdown: Maybe It’s the Apocalypse

‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Trailer Breakdown: Maybe It’s the Apocalypse
This morning, a new trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife finally arrived, a year and a half after the first one. Thankfully, it was worth the wait, with a tease that packs the kind of punch the first trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens did, with a little bit of Super 8 thrown in there for […]

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‘Lovecraft Country’: Watch our in-depth chats with Emmy nominees Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors …

‘Lovecraft Country’: Watch our in-depth chats with Emmy nominees Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors …
Lovecraft Country,” which just reaped a whopping 18 Emmy nominations, tells the story of a Korean War veteran (Jonathan Majors) in the 1950s who returns home to Chicago and quickly finds himself embroiled in a supernatural mystery involving monsters, witchcraft, and his own magical lineage. We talked to multiple cast and crew members from the drama series who earned Emmy nominations. Scroll down and follow the links to watch each of our in-depth chats.

The series was created by Misha Green (“Underground”) based on a novel by Matt Ruff, and it boasts more heavy-hitters behind the camera. Its executive producers include J.J. Abrams, who won a couple of Emmys for directing and producing “Lost” in addition to other TV credits including “Felicity” and “Alias” and movie credits like “Star Trek,” “Star Trek Into Darkness,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Fellow executive producer Jordan Peele
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The Last Duel Trailer: Matt Damon & Ben Affleck Reunite in Ridley Scott's Historical Epic

The Last Duel Trailer: Matt Damon & Ben Affleck Reunite in Ridley Scott's Historical Epic
20th Century Studios has revealed the first trailer for The Last Duel. This seems like an instant awards season contender on paper. It is directed by Ridley Scott, reunites Good Will Hunting duo Ben Affleck and Matt Damon together on screen together for the first time in years. On top of that, it features an A-list cast that also includes Adam Driver. Not to mention it's a 14th century period piece, and Scott has had luck digging into the past in his previous works.

The trailer opens with some ominous voiceover before cutting to some action shots. We then get into some serious medieval stuff, jousting knights and things of that nature, before we get to the heart of the matter. An accusation of a horrible crime is put forth, which sets Matt Damon and Adam Driver on a course to duel to the death.

The Last Duel is set amid the Hundred Years War.
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Leos Carax Wanted Joaquin Phoenix for ‘Annette,’ Says Streaming Is ‘Hell’ for Filmmakers

Leos Carax Wanted Joaquin Phoenix for ‘Annette,’ Says Streaming Is ‘Hell’ for Filmmakers
Leos Carax was sitting barefoot on the balcony of the Majestic Hotel in Cannes, chain-smoking as he gazed out at the French Riviera behind the sunglasses glued to his face. “Why don’t people in musicals fuck?” he wondered. “It’s not a rule, but it seems weird. Probably because it’s an old genre.”

With “Annette,” Carax is rewriting plenty of rules. By the time Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard shed their clothes, the Sparks musical has already launched its revisionist approach to the genre. The first song, “So May We Start,” finds Carax, the band, and the lead characters walking down the streets of Los Angeles and literally arriving at the plot of the movie.

The opening night Cannes selection, which Amazon Studios releases in the U.S. this August, blends the “Holy Motors” filmmaker’s usual enigmatic storytelling with a rock opera structure driven by the band’s compositions.
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‘Annette’ First Clip & New Pics For Cannes Contender Starring Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard

‘Annette’ First Clip & New Pics For Cannes Contender Starring Adam Driver & Marion Cotillard
The Cannes Film Festival begins this week and one of the films that is going to debut there will be “Annette,” the movie is helmed by French filmmaker Leos Carax (“Holy Motors“) with a script penned by Carax alongside Ron Mael and Russell Mael, aka The Sparks Brothers, who will also have roles in the film. The siblings were recently the subject of a rock documentary “The Sparks Brothers” directed by Edgar Wright.

Read More: Review: ‘Holy Motors’ Is Beautiful Madness, Rabid And Resplendent

The contender has a cast consists of two-time Oscar-nominee Adam Driver (“Marriage Story,” “Logan Lucky,” “BlacKkKlansman,” “Silence,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens“), Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard (“Flesh & Bone,” “Contagion,” “Macbeth,” “La Vie en Rose,” “Inception,” “The Dark Knight Rises“), Rila Fukushima (“The Wolverine,” “Ghost In The Shell“), Simon Helberg (“A Serious Man,” “Big Bang Theory“), and the aforementioned Sparks Brothers.

Read More: ‘The Sparks Brothers’: Edgar
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Indiana Jones and the Three Month Delay? Harrison Ford’s injury moves production to September

Indiana Jones and the Three Month Delay? Harrison Ford’s injury moves production to September
Harrison Ford isn’t averse to the odd injury; he crashed his plane on a golf course, and the door of the Millennium Falcon crushed him while filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens. So it came as no surprise that during a bout of Indiana Jones style fisticuffs for James Mangold’s long-gestating sequel, the actor hurt […]

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John Boyega Would Love to Be the 'New Guy' in Bridgerton

John Boyega Would Love to Be the 'New Guy' in Bridgerton
John Boyega is the young man who stole our hearts in Attack the Block, Edgar Wright's 2010 sci-fi action thriller about a teen gang in South London defending their block from an alien invasion. Then he made a huge splash in a little movie called Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens as Finn, an ex-stormtrooper, who must join Han Solo and Chewbacca to search for the one hope of restoring peace. Now he has his eyes set on romance and drama in the hit Netflix tv series Bridgerton, which centers around wealth, lust, and betrayal set against the backdrop of Regency-era England, seen through the eyes of the powerful Bridgerton family.

Speaking to Regé-Jean Pagee during a THR Drama Actor Roundtable, the Star Wars actor said, speaking of Page's earlier press release, "I'm trying to get that Bridgerton money, man. I need to wear them skintights, I need
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Oscar Isaac: The Rise and Journey of Hollywood’s Ultra-Versatile Leading Man

Oscar Isaac: The Rise and Journey of Hollywood’s Ultra-Versatile Leading Man
Video Version of this Article Photo/Video: Oscar Isaac at the "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" World Premiere/Dfree/Shutterstock/Hollywood Insider YouTube Channel For some, Oscar Isaac was as fresh a face as Daisy Ridley and John Boyega when ‘The Force Awakens’ came out in 2015--initially presented as the spiritual successor to Harrison Ford’s Han Solo, he charmed audiences and broke into the mainstream with his portrayal of the “Maverick”-style Rebel flyboy, Poe Dameron. Indie audiences and keen observers, on the other hand, may have recognized him from any one of the roles that had already cemented his abilities as a working actor in Hollywood--in Ridley Scott’s 2010 ‘Robin Hood’, for instance, he played the villain King John (portrayed as a lion in the beloved Disney cartoon). Evoking the “idea of Richard Nixon crossed with Robert Plant,” his performance here is reminiscent of Joaquin Phoenix’s Commodus
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Harrison Ford Injures Shoulder While Filming ‘Indiana Jones 5’

Harrison Ford Injures Shoulder While Filming ‘Indiana Jones 5’
Harrison Ford was forced to temporarily step back from filming Indiana Jones 5 after suffering a shoulder injury, Variety reports.

While Ford will be out for an unknown period of time, director James Mangold will reportedly continue to film without him. In a statement, a spokesperson for Disney said, “In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder. Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks.
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Harrison Ford Injured While Filming ‘Indiana Jones 5’

Harrison Ford Injured While Filming ‘Indiana Jones 5’
Even Indiana Jones is susceptible to bumps and bruises. Star Harrison Ford sustained a shoulder injury on the set of “Indiana Jones 5,” requiring the actor to take a hiatus from filming while treatment is evaluated.

In the meantime, director James Mangold will continue to shoot without Ford.

“In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement. “Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks.”

The extent of Ford’s injury is unknown, though it’s hardly the first time he’s hurt himself while making a movie. In the past, Ford suffered a serious back injury on “Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom” and endured leg trauma on “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”

Indiana Jones 5” began
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Harrison Ford Injures Shoulder Rehearsing ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Fight Scene; Production To Shoot Around Recovery

Harrison Ford Injures Shoulder Rehearsing ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Fight Scene; Production To Shoot Around Recovery
Exclusive: Harrison Ford hurt himself rehearsing a fight scene in Indiana Jones 5, sources tell Deadline. The extent of his injury wasn’t immediately known, but it involves his shoulder. Director James Mangold will continue to shoot around him while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated. The filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks. Disney has set the Lucasfilm action thriller for a July 29, 2022 release date.

Production on Indiana Jones 5 got underway earlier this month in Pinewood and other U.K. locations. Ford stars alongside Mads Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson and Thomas Kretschmann. Logan director James Mangold is taking over directing reins from Steven Spielberg, who still is serving as producer along with Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall and Simon Emanuel. John Williams, who has worked on every score in the 40-year-old franchise including its iconic theme, is also returning as composer.
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BAFTA’s Children Awards to Return in 2022 – Global Bulletin

BAFTA’s Children Awards to Return in 2022 – Global Bulletin
Awards

After taking 2020 off, BAFTA’s Children’s Awards are set to return in November 2022 following a review starting in May of last year. The upcoming awards will place a stronger focus on engaging young audiences through updated categories and a ceremony to be held at the end of a larger weekend of BAFTA Kids activities. Entry to the awards will open in May of next year with an extended eligibility period reaching back to July 1, 2019. Details for the revised categories, eligibility and rules will be announced in due time. BAFTA was recently recognized, alongside children’s mental health charity Place2B, by Action for Children’s Arts with an outstanding contribution award.

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Discovery Plus has commissioned a new docuseries with former England striker-turned-pundit and podcaster Peter Crouch, “Save Our Beautiful Game.” Banijay’s Workerbee will produce the eight-part series, which follows Crouch as he returns to grassroots soccer
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"Annette" on Prime Video - New Footage

Take a look at the new musical feature "Annette" directed by Leos Carax, starring Adam Driver ("Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens") and Marion Cotillard ("Inception"), streaming August 20, 2021 on Amazon Prime Video:

"...a  provocative stand-up comedian (Driver) and his wife, a world-famous soprano (Cotillard)...

"...see their glamorous life take an unexpected turn when their daughter 'Annette' is born with a unique gift..." 

Click the images to enlarge...
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How John Boyega Tackled Racism Playing a Metro Police Officer in ‘Small Axe’ and Marching For Black Lives Matter

How John Boyega Tackled Racism Playing a Metro Police Officer in ‘Small Axe’ and Marching For Black Lives Matter
This story about John Boyega and “Small Axe” first appeared in the Limited Series & TV Movies issue of TheWrap’s awards magazine.

Early in “Red, White, and Blue,” a young research biologist in London tells his stunned father that he plans to abandon his current career path and become a Metropolitan police officer. The film, the third in director Steve McQueen’s formidable five-movie anthology “Small Axe,” portrays the real-life experience of Leroy Logan, who joined the London force in 1983, facing racism and intolerance as a Black man in a nearly all-white institution.

It was that moment between father and son that actor John Boyega brings up first when asked what moments in the script spiritually connected him to the role. “I vividly remember having a similar conversation with my dad when I told him I wanted to forgo university and go to L.A. for acting,” said Boyega, who
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Knives Out 2 Recruits John Wick 4 Star Jessica Henwick

Knives Out 2 Recruits John Wick 4 Star Jessica Henwick
Jessica Henwick, known for her appearances in Game of Thrones and Star Wars: The Force Awakens, alongside her lead role in Netflix's Iron Fist, has been cast in Rian Johnson's sequel to his 2019 hit Knives Out. Knives Out 2, as the film has been tentatively titled, will bring back Daniel Craig as Benoit Blanc, the private detective from the first film to solve another mystery after his work on the Harlan Thrombey case.

Jessica Henwick is the latest addition to the ensemble which, besides Craig, will also include Dave Bautista (Guardians of the Galaxy), Edward Norton (Motherless Brooklyn). Kate Hudson, Janelle Monae (Antebellum), Kathryn Hahn (WandaVision) , and Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night In Miami...). The film will be penned and directed by Rian Johnson, who received an Academy Award nomination in the Best Original Screenplay category for the predecessor film.

Unlike the previous film, which was distributed by Lionsgate,
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The Matrix 4 Left Some Cast Members 'So Sad', But Jessica Henwick Wasn't One of Them

The Matrix 4 Left Some Cast Members 'So Sad', But Jessica Henwick Wasn't One of Them
Considering that The Matrix 4 is due for release in just six months' time, we still know very, very little about the sci-fi action sequel. Well, star Jessica Henwick, who joins the likes of Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss in the unexpected follow-up, has offered some insight into her role in the movie, teasing a very physical character for her to play.

"I haven't seen a cut of the film, so I don't know what's in it and what isn't, but I trained every day for months. There are a couple of cast members who didn't have any physical stuff and they were so sad. How can you be in The Matrix and not get to do any of the good stuff?"

The Matrix is well-known for reinventing action cinema with the use of bullet-time, with audiences excited to see what director Lana Wachowski has in store all these years later.
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Horror Thriller ‘Curs>R,’ Starring Asa Butterfield, Iola Evans, Eddie Marsan, Joins Anton’s Cannes Slate

Horror Thriller ‘Curs>R,’ Starring Asa Butterfield, Iola Evans, Eddie Marsan, Joins Anton’s Cannes Slate
Producer and financier Anton, whose credits include “Greenland,” “His Dark Materials” and “The Night House,” has announced that its latest production, the feature film “Curs>R,” has wrapped principal photography in the U.K. A dark twist on the ‘80s gaming obsession, the horror thriller stars Asa Butterfield, Iola Evans and Eddie Marsan.

Anton will oversee world sales and introduce the project to buyers at the upcoming Cannes virtual market later this month, in association with Endeavor Content, which is co-representing the U.S.

The film also features horror maestro Robert Englund, who played Freddy Krueger in “A Nightmare on Elm Street.” Rounding out the cast is Angela Griffin, Kate Fleetwood, Ryan Gage,” and Joe Bolland (“The Trial of Christine Keeler”).

In pursuit of an unclaimed $125,000 prize, a broke college dropout (Evans) decides to play an obscure, 1980s survival computer game. But the game curses her, and she’s faced
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Star Wars: Mara Jade & 9 Other Girlfriends Fans Forgot Luke Skywalker Had

Star Wars: Mara Jade & 9 Other Girlfriends Fans Forgot Luke Skywalker Had
The Sequel Trilogy would have fans believe that after training Ben Solo, Luke Skywalker lived as a hermit on Ahch-To, eschewing all contact with the outside world in favor of making sure the Jedi ways were never passed down to any hopeful Force adepts. With rumors that Mara Jade, a character from the Legends catalog could make an appearance in new Disney Star Wars content, fans are learning that Luke wasn't as lonely as they thought between Return of the Jedi and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Related: Star Wars Legends: Casting 10 Key Characters Who Weren't In The Movies

Aside from some confusing feelings about Leia Organa, Luke was never seen harboring romantic feelings for anyone in canon, but Legends explored Mara Jade and many of Luke's love interests in novels, short stories, and comic books. The taciturn Jedi Master gave even the charming Lando Calrissian a run for his credits in the romance department.
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John Boyega Leaves Netflix’s ‘Rebel Ridge’ a Month Into Production Due to “Family Reasons”

John Boyega Leaves Netflix’s ‘Rebel Ridge’ a Month Into Production Due to “Family Reasons”
Here’s something you don’t see every day. John Boyega has abruptly walked away from a new Netflix movie called Rebel Ridge exactly one month after the film began production. Netflix cited “family reasons” as the cause for Boyega’s departure, but it is incredibly rare for actors to […]

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Judge Rules Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker Are Mediocre and Schlocky

Judge Rules Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Rise of Skywalker Are Mediocre and Schlocky
Rather amazingly, it is now written in the annals of legal history that Disney's Star Wars sequels, specifically The Last Jedi and The Rise of Skywalker, are mediocre. This, according to Ninth Circuit Court Judge Kenneth K. Lee, who recently referred to the movies as such in a recent legal ruling. What's more, the ruling had nothing to do with Star Wars. Rather, it was all about cooking oil.

#appellatetwitter Also, the Ninth Circuit makes it official, holding that, as a matter of law, Disney’s The Last Jedi was “mediocre and schlocky.” https://t.co/G0RE56hPXPpic.twitter.com/Cxkstoy6Ji

— tedfrank
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