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“The Hero” Film Review: A Celebration of the National Treasure That is Sam Elliott

hero-excerptBalancing humor, grace, and the emotional dynamics of relationships with others and with oneself, The Hero is a moving film that serves as an example on how to treat and pay homage to cinematic icons.

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“The Mummy” Film Review: Tomb! There it is!

the-mummy-excerpt The MCU approach to Universal’s Dark Universe of classic monsters hopes to revitalize a legendary time in Hollywood, but after watching Tom Cruise lead the charge in The Mummy, the studio may want reconsider their approach.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.06.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLauren Graham options YA novel Windfall and The Mummy director reveals additions to Universal’s Dark Universe. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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HBO Bringing “Brown Girls” Web Series From Fatimah Asghar and Samantha Bailey to TV

brown-girls-excerptThe OpenTV web series Brown Girls premiered seven episodes earlier this year on Elle.com and immediately became a breakout hit — and HBO noticed. The cabler wasted no time in picking up the series from writer Fatimah Asghar and director Samantha Bailey to develop it for television.

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Steven Spielberg Pentagon Papers Pic Adds Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, and Others

pentagon-papers-excerptAlready toplined by awards season mainstays Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep, the project at Fox has added Bradley Whitford, Sarah Paulson, Bob Odenkirk, Matthew Rhys, Carrie Coon, Jesse Plemons, David Cross, Alison Brie, Bruce Greenwood, Tracy Letts, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Zach Woods.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.05.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDivergent star Theo James has signed on to star in Netflix action thriller How It Ends. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Tom Cruise Shows Off His High-Flying Hustling Skills in New Trailer for “American Made” (VIDEO)

american-made-excerptThe Universal project reunites Cruise with Edge of Tomorrow director Doug Liman and tells the true story of Barry Seal (Cruise), a TWA pilot/hustler who was recruited by the CIA in the ’80s to infiltrate a communist threat in Central America.

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Al Pacino Tapped to Play Penn State Coach Joe Paterno in Barry Levinson HBO Movie

attends the UK Premiere of "Danny Collins" on May 18, 2015 in London, England.Oscar-winning actor Al Pacino is continuing his working relationship with HBO and is set to star as former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno in an untitled movie from Barry Levinson. Paterno, who was regarded as the best coach in college football history, made headlines in 2011 when he became embroiled in Penn State assistant coach Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.02.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTom Cruise reveals the title of the Top Gun sequel while a star of the original movie boards Law & Order: True Crime — The Menendez Murders. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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X-Men Spinoff “New Mutants” Adds Newcomer Blu Hunt as Native American Telepath Moonstar

blu-hunt-new-mutants-excerptHunt, who is of Native American descent, will join the Twentieth Century Fox project that has been billed as a horror thriller. The genre bend to the movie is in line with how Logan had elements of a Western while Deadpool was an action-comedy that deconstructed the typical comic book movie.

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Paul Dano Set For Ben Stiller TV Series “Escape at Dannemoro” With Benicio Del Toro

dano-excerptGolden Globe-nominated actor Paul Dano is shifting his focus to TV with the upcoming limited series Escape at Dannemora. The Showtime project will be executive produced and directed by Ben Stiller and is based on the 2015 prison escape in upstate New York.

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The Mother (Green) (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMDetails kept under wraps, but the story is in the vein of The Professional and La Femma Nikita.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (06.01.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptMichelle Williams boards Amy Schumer’s feature I Feel Pretty and Amanda Seyfried set to return to star in Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again! Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” Film Review: The Best Pantsless Superhero Movie You’ll Ever Watch

capt-underpants-excerptCaptain Underpants is a much-needed jolt of joy amidst the action-packed drama of the MCU and the DCEU that reminds us that comic books are also fun, silly, and filled with wild child-like imagination.

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Carey Mulligan Set For Adaptation of Vietnam War Drama “On the Other Side”

mulligan-excerptAcademy Award-nominated actress Carrie Mulligan has been tapped to star in On the Other Side as Vietnam war correspondent Kate Webb. The film tells the true story of Webb, who was held in captivity by the Viet Cong for 23 days.

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The Tracking Board Daily Debrief (05.31.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptAtlanta breakout Brian Tyree Henry joins the Jodie Foster-helmed thriller Hotel Artemis and a TV reboot of Frank Miller’s iconic comic series Sin City is in the works. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Wonder Woman” Film Review: The Amazon Princess Slays and Saves the DCEU

wonder-woman-excerptDirector Patty Jenkins sets a new bar for the movies in the DCEU, making Wonder Woman a unconquerable savior in a lineup of punch-happy heroes who like tearing down buildings and metaphorically comparing the sizes of their codpieces.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.30.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptBaywatch star Priyanka Chopra is in negotiations to board two films and Gabrielle Union is set to star in home invasion drama Breaking In. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Megan Leavey” Film Review: The Kate Mara Canine War Drama is Doggone Emotional

megan-leavey-excerptDespite its occasional melodrama and disposable tertiary characters, the film is an emotional surprise, serving up a brave and touching story about a woman and her dog that doesn’t seem like a made-for-TV sob pic.

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Cannes 2017 Winners: Ruben Östlund’s “The Square”, Sophia Coppola Take Top Honors

cannes-excerptThe big winners of the 70th Cannes Film Festival were announced and Ruben Ostlund walked away with the Palme d’Or for his film, The Square. The film by the Force Majeure director is a satire of the art world and stars Claes Bang, Elisabeth Moss, and Dominic West.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.26.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSTX closes a deal for the U.S. rights to the upcoming Amy Schumer pic I Feel Pretty. This, plus a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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X-OVR (Spec)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 3.08.38 PMAfter the tragic death of his wife and kids, rising tech star, Aiden Cross, invents the world’s first platform to access the afterlife, but when his partner winds up dead and haunting artifacts begin to cross back over, he must travel to the other side, find the real killer and stop the flood of souls from invading the realm of the living.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.25.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptEva Longoria is set to co-star opposite Anna Faris and Eugenio Derbez in the Overboard remake and Warner Animation Group’s big-screen take on The Jetsons finds a director. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Ozark” Trailer Has Jason Bateman Doing Some Serious Money Laundering (VIDEO)

ozark-trailerIf you like Jason Bateman in Arrested Development then you’ll probably be taken off guard watching him shift gears from the Michael Bluth to a family man who is also a top money launderer for the second largest drug cartel in Mexico in the Netflix series Ozark. Yeah, it’s a tiny bit different from the culty absurd comedy.

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Sophia Coppola’s “The Beguiled” Divides Critics at Cannes, “Feminizes” the 1971 Film Starring Clint Eastwood

beguiled-excerptSome critics weren’t over the moon for Sophia Coppola’s latest, while others were praising it for flipping the script on the pulpy original. Either way, critics dug deep into the film’s exploration of gender roles.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.24.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptHBO and Jon Stewart have scrapped plans for a short-form animation venture and Amazon Studios is developing a drama series about Cleopatra. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” Film Review: The Swashbuckling Sequel Finds Its Sea Legs

pirates-excerptThe latest installment of the franchise breaks the mediocrity of the last two films as it returns to form with a fresh energy, “yo-ho-ho” humor, and high seas adventure that echoes the brilliance of The Curse of the Black Pearl.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.23.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptIce Cube is attached to star in an untitled crime thriller from Patriots Day scribe Josh Zetumer. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Baywatch” Film Review: A Slo-mo Head-First Dive Into Shallow TV-to-Movie Remakes

baywatch-excerptEven with two huge marquee names leading the charge, this adaptation drowns itself in dated raunchy humor, stale dick jokes, gay panic riffs, and clunky writing that not even the Hoff could save.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.22.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptWillem Dafoe is set to play iconic Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh while Jessica Chastain has been tapped to star in Seducing Ingrid Bergman. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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