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“Thirst Street” Trailer Warns of the Dangers of Sleeping With Crazy Flight Attendants (Video)

Thirst StreetOscar winner Anjelica Huston narrates the film, which is said to be inspired by European erotic dramas from the ’70s as it explores the delirious extremes some of us go to for love.

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Nicole Kidman in Talks to Star in Karyn Kusama’s Crime Thriller “Destroyer” (Exclusive)

Nicole Kidman DestroyerPlot details remain vague, but it’s known that Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi wrote the script and are producing with Kusama, with whom they previously worked on The Invitation and Aeon Flux.

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“Preacher” Duo Ruth Negga, Noah Taylor Join Brad Pitt, Dwayne Johnson Movies

taylorneggaexcerptNegga joins Pitt and Tommy Lee Jones in James Gray’s space epic Ad Astra, while Taylor joins “The Rock” in Rawson Marshall Thurber’s Skyscraper.

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“Luke Cage” Star Alfre Woodard to Voice Simba’s Mom in “Lion King” Remake

Alfre Woodard The Lion KingJohn Kani (Black Panther’s father in Captain America: Civil War) will voice Rafiki, while Beyoncé is still believed to be Disney’s top choice for Nala.

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“The Dark Tower” Wins the Weekend… If You Consider a Sub-$20 Million Opening a Win

The Dark Tower ReviewIt’s a particularly sad state for the summer box office when the first weekend of August doesn’t see a single movie bring in more than $20 million, but for Sony and its would-be franchise starter, it was even worse.

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Amazon Acquires Aaron Sorkin’s Authorized Lucille Ball Biopic Starring Cate Blanchett

lucilleballexcerptAuthorized and co-produced by Lucie and Desi Arnaz, Jr., the project is still negotiating with Oscar-winning actress Cate Blanchett to play the role of Ball during her years married to Desi Arnaz.

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Legendary Michael Jordan-Magic Johnson Exhibition Game at Center of Hot Spec “The Tape” (Exclusive)

Magic Johnson and Michael JordanThe legendary game was played to determine whether His Airness or the Lakers champ was the greatest basketball player of all time, and while the tape is real, the rest of Chase Pletts’ script is a work of fiction.

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The Terminator Will Be Back Thanks to New Skydance – Paramount Deal

paramountexcerptThere had been questions last year whether David Ellison’s company would repartner with Paramount, but with a new four-year deal in place, they’re looking at rebooting the franchise with James Cameron and Deadpool director Tim Miller.

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Netflix Buys Millarworld In An Unprecedented Deal for the Company

MillarworldexcerptIn what might the third largest high profile media company purchases of a comic company, since the Walt Disney Company bought Marvel Entertainment in 2009 and DC Comics became part of Time Warner twenty years prior, Netflix is looking to put Mark Millar’s vast array of characters onto their streaming service.

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Todd Haynes To Tackle the Velvet Underground in New Documentary

velvetundergroundexcerptAfter taking on fictionalized versions of Dylan, Bowie and Iggy Pop in his narrative features, I’m Not There and Velvet Goldmine, the popular auteur will explore Lou Reed’s influential early band in a non-fiction setting.

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“Wet Hot American Summer”: Has One Cast Ever Produced So Many Directors?

WHASexcerptWith the debut of Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later on Netflix this week, one can look back at the cast of the series so far and how many of them have gone on to become successful directors.

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“In A Heartbeat” Animated Short Is All The Rage This Past Week

heartbeatexcerptAn animated short film by Beth David and Esteban Bravo, done as a senior thesis project at the Ringling College of Art & Design, went viral this week with nearly 18 million views on YouTube.

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Weekend Box Office Update: “The Dark Tower” Is Bombing Very Badly

darktowerboxoffice2xcerptReviews may not have been as horrid as some were expecting, but the movie only made $7.7 million Friday, and is performing so weakly, it’s not doing Stephen King any favors when it comes to convincing execs to adapt more of his work into film.

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Sony Grabbing Onto Natalie Portman Bull-Riding Drama “Bronco Belle”

natalieportmanxcerptPackaged as the next movie for The Fits director Anna Rose Holmer, the empowering story of a waitress that wants to break into the male-dominated world of rodeo steer riding was recently packaged as a vehicle for the Oscar-winning actress.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: “Bond,” “Bumblebee,” “Star Wars” and Hot Takes on “Detroit” (Video)

John Cena BumblebeeThe guys also discuss YouTube Red’s ill-advised Karate Kid sequel and the return of Miami Vice thanks to Vin Diesel.

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“Brigsby Bear” Review: A Special, Beautiful Film That Celebrates the Therapeutic Nature of Art

Brigsby Bear Review“It’s like watching a movie about the making of Pee-Wee’s Playhouse and realizing that Pee-Wee built his private world in order to work through some pretty severe trauma. It makes the world that he’s built even more poignant, because you see why it’s important to him,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Disney’s “Aladdin” Remake Finds Its Jafar as “SNL” Alum Nasim Pedrad Also Joins Cast as New Character

Jafar AladdinNewcomer Mena Massoud is set to play Aladdin, while Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) will play Jasmine. They’ll be joined by Will Smith, who will play the wish-granting genie.

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Going to War Over Christopher Nolan

christopher nolanChristopher Nolan is regularly praised for his work, but not everyone is in love. Neil Turitz is ready to go to battle with Nolan fans as he gives some critical words to the acclaimed director.

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“Keep Watching” Trailer Finds Home Invaders Toying With Bella Thorne “For Fun” (Video)

keepwatchingtrailerxcerptProduced by Voltage Pictures, the feature film directorial debut by Sean Carter is a high concept horror flick that hasn’t been dated as of yet, but this early look at the characters and concept gives you some idea what to expect.

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“Transparent” Director Nisha Ganatra Takes Over Mindy Kaling’s “Late Night”

ganatrakalingexcerptPaul Feig originally intended to direct Mindy Kaling’s movie project for Fox 2000 but had to leave due to scheduling conflicts, opening the director’s chair for the busy Canadian-born TV director, who previously worked with Kaling on The Mindy Project.

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“The Hateful Eight’s” Demián Bichir to Play Tom Holland’s Father in “Chaos Walking”

Demian Bichir Chaos WalkingDoug Liman is directing Lionsgate’s adaptation of Patrick Ness’ bestselling YA novel, which will co-star Daisy Ridley and Mads Mikkelsen.

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Does the DCEU Really Have a Problem Holding On to Directors, Or Is It a Victim of Circumstance?

DCEU Directors“Those who maintained faith in Wonder Woman were rewarded for trusting the process. After that movie, doesn’t the DCEU deserve the benefit of the doubt,” writes John Steven Rocha.

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“This is Us” Scribe to Write Biopic About Civil Rights Activist Angela Davis

angela-davisDope producer Nina Yang Bongiovi and Sidra Smith are producing, while Forest Whitaker is executive producing along with Davis for Lionsgate.

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Jeff Robinov’s Studio 8 Options Comic Book “Black,” In Which Only African-Americans Have Superpowers

Black Comic Book Studio 8Created by Kwanza Osajyefo and Tim Smith 3, Black follows a Brooklyn teen who survives a police shooting and discovers he’s far more powerful than he realized.

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“Goodbye Christopher Robin” Trailer Tells the Story of a Boy and His Bear (Video)

ChristopherRobinIn a time when so many families were plagued by the memories of war, a story about a boy and his bear brought happiness back into the homes of many.

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“The Dark Tower” Will Rise Above the Rest at Box Office, But Not By Much

darktowerexcerptSony Pictures is relying heavily on a Stephen King adaptation starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey to endits summer on a high note, but will the competition from Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and Kathryn Bigelow’s Detroit be too much for it?

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The Oscar Buzz for Maggie Betts’ “Novitiate” Begins With Its First Trailer (VIDEO)

novitiateexcerptMaggie Betts’ feature debut, a coming-of-age drama, starring Margaret Qualley, Melissa Leo, and Julianne Nicholson, received a lot of buzz out of Sundance and will play at TIFF before its October 27 release date.

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Tom Brady Movie, Book In the Works From Team Behind “Patriots Day,” “The Finest Hours”

tombradyexcerptThe amazing story of Tom Brady, the New England Patriots and their most recent Super Bowl victory is being turned into a book and a movie by the authors and screenwriters behind Patriots Day.

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Toronto Film Fest Announces Twelve More Films For Their Platform Programme

sweetcountryexcerptThe 11 newly-announced TIFF World Premieres includes Mike White’s Brad’s Status, the latest from Veep creator Armando Iannucci, plus other international filmmakers. Last year’s highlight in the program was Barry Jenkins’ Oscar-winning Best Picture, Moonlight.

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You Don’t Mess With Bruce Willis in the Trailer for Eli Roth’s “Death Wish” Remake

deathwishtrailerxcerptThe remake of the 1974 revenge thriller that helped start the genre trend and revived the career of Charles Bronson is written by Joe Carnahan and directed by Eli Roth with a release slated for November 22.

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