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“3 Generations” Film Review: With All Its Good Intent, the Trans Drama is a Missed Opportunity

THREE GENERATIONSFrom MPAA ratings to transwashing, the controversies surrounding 3 Generations weighed the film down and made it lose its primary storytelling focus — which didn’t seem well-executed from the start.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.03.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptNikolaj Coster Waldau and Christina Hendricks are in talks to star in the Brian De Palma thriller Domino. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Defenders” Trailer Pits Netflix’s Marvel Street Heroes Against a Fierce Sigourney Weaver (VIDEO)

defendersThe new trailer for the highly anticipated Marvel street hero team-up builds up the excitement for the new series (dropping August 18) with action, style, and a stone cold villainous Sigourney Weaver.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.02.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptClive Owen, Tom Felton, Devon Terrell, and George MacKay join Daisy Ridley and Naomi Watts in the Hamlet reimagining Ophelia. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Better Luck Tomorrow” Continues to Resonate With Asian American Hollywood After 15 Years

blt-excerptThe Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival took note of the social climate of whitewashing (see: Scarlett Johansson in Ghost in the Shell) and decided to set the 2002 drama Better Luck Tomorrow as the festival opener. The move not only sparked nostalgia for independent filmmaking but put a spotlight on the groundbreaking film that still resonates when it comes to diversity and inclusion in Hollywood.

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Colin Trevorrow Drama “The Book of Henry” Set to Open L.A. Film Festival

book-of-henry-excerptThe Los Angeles Film Festival has scored the Colin Trevorrow-directed The Book of Henry for its opening night film. Starring Naomi Watts, Jaeden Lieberher, Jacob Tremblay, and Sarah Silverman, the family drama-thriller from Focus Features follows a single mother and her genius son as they plan to help a girl who is hiding a dangerous secret.

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Sundance Hit “The Big Sick” Starring Kumail Nanjiani Gets Its First Trailer (VIDEO)

big-sick-excerptThe new trailer perfectly packages the film — but gives away too much for my taste. It basically told the entire story in broad strokes, which is a good sell, but disappointing in that they should have kept some things a mystery.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (05.01.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptSilicon Valley actor Jimmy O. Yang joins Crazy Rich Asians and Pete’s Dragon star Oakes Fegley is set to co-star opposite Robert De Niro in the comedy The War With Grandpa. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“It Comes at Night” Trailer Features Joel Edgerton Fighting Off a Mysterious Woodland Monster (VIDEO)

it-comes-at-night-excerptThere are plenty of “cabin in the woods” movies out in the world so if you’re going to make another one, it sure as hell better be fresh and original. Based on the new trailer for It Comes at Night, written and directed by Trey Edward Shults, the horror-thriller follows in the footsteps of Drew Goddard’s subversive The Cabin in the Woods, adding a twist to the genre.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.28.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKate McKinnon joins the indie comedy Fam-i-ly and the classic sitcom Roseanne is set for a revival. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.27.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKevin Hart set for a reboot of John Hughes’ The Great Outdoors and Lea Thompson signs on for a modern-day adaptation of Little Women. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Circle” Film Review: Because We Need Another Movie Telling Us Social Media is Destroying Humanity

circle-excerptThe Circle brings some very timely and heady topics to the forefront and even though I haven’t read the book from which it was adapted, I can already tell that this movie doesn’t do justice to its source material.

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“Sleight” Film Review: Jacob Latimore Brings Magic to a Mundane Movie

sleight-excerptJD Dillard’s directorial debut, Sleight has been compared to Chronicle, Iron Man, and Dope. It’s more like a mashup of all three — a mashup that tends to have a hard time sustaining its flavor. Luckily, star Jacob Latimore adds enough charisma to the film’s fuel tank to make it entertaining enough to watch.

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“Cars 3” Trailer Finds Lightning McQueen Down But Not Out of the Race (VIDEO)

cars-3-excerptThe first teaser trailer for Cars 3 was a bit… depressing. It hinted that the franchise’s hero Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) was headed into some darker times. But with the new trailer, we see that Cars 3 isn’t a downer, but a story of hope and not giving up.

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Hilary Swank Set For Danny Boyle FX Limited Series “Trust”

swank-excerptAcademy Award-winning actress Hilary Swank is taking her talent to television. She is set to join Donald Sutherland in FX’s 10-episode limited series Trust from the Oscar-winning trio of Danny Boyle, Simon Beaufoy, and Christian Colson.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.25.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptValley Girl remake taps Agents of SHIELD star and Into the Badlands gets picked up for a third season. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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7 Things We Learned at the “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Press Junket

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The Tracking Board learned some juicy details about the movie, the future of the Guardians and their place in the MCU, and Pratt’s opinion about being sexually objectified.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.24.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptRising star Awkwafina joins adaptation of Crazy Rich Asians and Universal nabs Madonna biopic Blonde Ambition. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” Film Review: A Wildly Adventurous Space Opera of Snark and Daddy Issues

gotg-excerptVol. 2 may not top its predecessor when it comes to fun, but it still delivers top-notch sci-fi-laden action, emotionally driven family drama, and an adorably irresistible Baby Groot.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.20.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptMichelle Monaghan in talks to join Alfred Molina in Judy Wood biopic Saint Judy and Greg Berlanti’s thriller You lands at Lifetime. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Atlanta”, “VEEP” Among Those Named as Peabody Award Winners in Entertainment

atlanta-excerptThe Peabody Awards are rolling out the recipients of the prestigious accolade and today they announced their entertainment winners which included the critically acclaimed FX series Atlanta created by and starring Donald Glover as well as the HBO comedy VEEP.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.19.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptDenis O’Hare is joining Kathryn Hahn, Paul Giamatti, and Molly Shannon the Netflix drama Private Life, plus a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Philip Gawthorne Tapped to Write Adaptation of “Chrononauts” Graphic Novel

chrononauts-excerptsThe long-gestating adaptation of Mark Millar and Sean Gordon Murphy’s graphic novel series Chrononauts has nabbed playwright and screenwriter Philip Gawthorne to tackle the bromantic tale of Corbin Quinn and Danny Reilly, two scientific geniuses chosen to go on the world’s first time-travel experiment.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.18.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptRosamund Pike set to portray American reporter Marie Colvin and Kevin Spacey tapped to host the Tony Awards. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie Are Foul-Mouthed Nuns in the Red Band Trailer For “The Little Hours” (VIDEO)

little-hours-excerptBased on The Decameron, a collection of novellas by Italian author Giovanni Boccaccio, the trailer for the off-center pic features the all-star comedy cast led by Aubrey Plaza, Alison Brie, and Kate Micucci doing some nasty, albeit hilarious acts of debauchery.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.17.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptGolden Globe nominee David Oyelowo is set to join Blumhouse’s forthcoming thriller Only You and Amy Schumer tapped for the comedy I Feel Pretty. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“The Hero” Trailer Has Sam Elliott Making a Cowboy Comeback (VIDEO)

the-hero-excerptSam Elliott has been getting acclaim for his role as an iconic Western actor whose golden days are long behind him. As he tries to find work to relive his glory days, a surprise cancer diagnosis makes him go on a journey to leave behind a memorable legacy.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.14.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKevin Hart’s Night School and Yorgos Lanthimos’ The Killing of a Sacred Deer get release dates plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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From “A New Hope” to “The Last Jedi”: All the First “Star Wars” Trailers Ranked

star-wars-trailers-excerptThings have certainly changed since George Lucas dropped the very first trailer for A New Hope. That being said, here is a definitive ranking of all the first trailers of every Star Wars movie from Episode I to Episode VIII — including Rogue One.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (04.13.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptOscar winner Robert Duvall signs on to the Steve McQueen’s heist film Widows and Sam Elliott set to star in The Man Who Killed Hitler and then The Bigfoot. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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