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John le Carre’s “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold” to Be Turned into Limited Series from AMC and BBC

excerptComing off The Night Manager’s multiple Golden Globe wins earlier this month, AMC is once again set to adapt from the pages of espionage master John le Carré.

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Lost in London Live — Announcement Trailer (Woody Harrelson)

WoodyWoody Harrelson announces his new live project.

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Manifesto — Official Trailer (Cate Blanchett)

Manifesto TrailerThe film integrates various types of artist manifestos from different time periods with contemporary scenarios. Manifestos are depicted by 13 different characters, among them a school teacher, factory worker, choreographer, punk, newsreader, scientist, puppeteer, widow, and a homeless man.

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The Floundering of The Founder

founder excerpt With strong central performances The Founder should have been an awards season contender but with a January dump and little fanfare the project looks to be forgotten. Neil Turitz examines what went wrong.

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Michael Jackson Film in the Works at Lifetime

Jackson excerptThe King of Pop’s story is returning to the small screen in a new TV movie following Michael Jackson’s final years through the eyes of one of his bodyguards, Lifetime revealed at TCA today.

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The Deadpool Oscar Consternation

DeadpoolDeadpool was one of the best pictures of the year, but will the Academy deter from their usual practice of voting for award-bait drama films and nominate this wisecracking superhero flick? And if it does, will it mean anything to the larger landscape of blockbusters and the Oscars?

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Untitled A24 Trailer

a24 excerpt This morning A24 quietly uploaded a trailer for well…we are not exactly sure.

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Anna Kendrick in Talks to Star in Disney Santa Claus Film

kendrick excerptAnna Kendrick is in talks to star in a female Santa Claus movie from Disney and Miss Congeniality scribe.

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Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps with “Saturday Night Live’s” Beck Bennett (Things We Love!)

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“New year, new me,” is a chorus echoed throughout social media in January. With that being said, it is a perfect time to revisit the Ben Berman directed short film How to Lose Weight in 4 Easy Steps!, written by Aaron Bleyaert.

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Cars 3 – Teaser Trailer (Owen Wilson, Bonnie Hunt, Cheech Marin)

cars 3 excerptBlindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves.

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Baywatch – International Trailer (Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron)

Baywatch excerptDevoted lifeguard Mitch Buchannon butts heads with a brash new recruit as they uncover a local criminal plot that threatens the future of the Bay.

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The Influence of Chinese Money in Hollywood (Part Two)

hollywood china 1 Neil Turitz looks to examine whether or not the investment of Chinese money good for the film industry. In the second part of this new series, he explores the benefits to Chinese money and influence staking a claim in Hollywood and its business.

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Fast Color (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMAfter her super powers are discovered, a woman goes on the run and goes into hiding at her estranged family’s home.

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Girls – Season 6 Official Trailer (Adam Driver, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham)

girls excerptAs the series comes to an end, will Hannah come closer to her ultimate goal of being the voice of her generation?

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Beauty and the Beast – Golden Globes TV Spot (Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Kevin Kline)

beauty excerptBelle is a young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast’s exterior to recognize the true heart and soul of the human Prince within.

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Nicole (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMWhen Santa decides to retire, his daughter is forced to take on the role after her brother is becomes hesitant before his first Christmas flight.

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The Good Fight – Official Trailer (Bernadette Peters, Christine Baranski, Rose Leslie)

Good FightThe Good Fight picks up one year after the events of the final broadcast episode of The Good Wife.

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The Handmaid’s Tale – Official Trailer (Alexis Bledel, Elisabeth Moss, Joseph Fiennes)

excerpt 2The Handmaid’s Tale envisions a not-so-distant future in which the United States has been overthrown and refashioned as the Republic of Gilead, a theocratic dictatorship guided by “traditionalist values.”

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Spoiler Culture, and the Spoilers Who Spoil It

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Spoilers are hard to avoid in our internet culture, but that does not mean you shouldn’t try to keep some plot points secret. In this day and age, consideration for others shouldn’t be an endangered concept and yet that seems like the case more often than not.

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Trespass Against Us — Official Trailer (Brendan Gleeson, Michael Fassbender)

trespass excerptA man looks to find a way to escape the criminal ways of his outlaw family.

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Rings — Official Trailer (Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Alex Roe)

rings excerptA young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a “movie within the movie” that no one has ever seen before.

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Look Out for 2017, There’s Plenty of Bad Stuff Ahead

excerptAll the things you can skip, ignore, or otherwise pass up in the coming months of 2017. A look at some of the potholes and unfortunate entries on the road ahead, a sort of heads up for the 2017 equivalents of your Ben-Hurs, your Collateral Beautys, your Jack Reacher: Never Go Backs, your Alice Through the Looking Glasses.

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The Evolution of Disney Animation (Things We Love)

excerpt disney Watch the innovative and ambitious evolution of Disney animation from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to Zootopia in this short video essay, chronicling their animated theatrical features since 1937.

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Ashe (Sales)

Chronicles the true story of Arthur Ashe, the African American tennis champion and humanitarian who created the Arthur Ashe Foundation after contracting HIV.

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“Tracking of a Russian Spy” Taps “American Ultra” Director

excerptThe Tracking of a Russian Spy based on Mitch Swenson’s novella of the same name, has found its director in Nima Nourizadeh.

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The Lovers – Official Trailer (Debra Winger, Tracy Letts)

the lovers excerptA long-married couple whose romantic spark dwindles in the midst of their respective affairs; Michael is sleeping with another woman while Mary enjoys a steamy liaison of her own.

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The Influence of Chinese Money in Hollywood (Part One)

china excerpt The film industry in China is growing and growing which is leading to an increasing demand of high quality film entertainment in the world’s most populous country. Over the next weeks, we’ll delve into this recent development and what it means for the future of Hollywood.

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Slender Man (Sales)

Screen Shot 2015-04-30 at 2.48.33 PMA mysterious, supernatural figure with unnaturally long arms is involved with the disappearance of children.

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Billions – Season 2 Trailer (Damian Lewis, Paul Giamiatti)

billions excerptSeason two picks up immediately after the season one finale, as hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades squares off against billionaire hedge fund king Axelrod, scorching the earth in a costly war for personal domination.

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It’s a White – and Red – Christmas in This Supernatural Holiday Short (Things We Love)

we love it excerptChristmas magic turns dark in this short film from Matt Nix and Matt Fackrell.

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