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“Game of Thrones” Creators David Benioff and D.B. Weiss to Write, Produce New Series of “Star Wars” Films

david-benioff-db-weiss These new films will be separate from both the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently-announced trilogy being developed by Rian Johnson, writer-director of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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Kate Bosworth, Alfred Molina Join Edward James Olmos’ “The Devil Has a Name”

BosworthMolinaThe dark comedy based on a true story has already begun filming in L.A. with Molina and Bosworth playing the CEO and director of an oil company responsible for poisoning the water on David Strathairn’s farm.

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“Black Panther” Review: A Thrilling Fantasy-Adventure That Packs Several Blockbusters into One

black panther“Simply put, Black Panther is a thrilling fantasy-adventure with a vivid new palette, a superhero film that manages to feel like it packs in about eight different types of modern blockbusters into one big sprawling introduction to a world that is so big that it feels like the screen’s barely able to hold it all,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Hilary Duff to Star in “The Haunting of Sharon Tate”

HilaryDuffExcerptThe Haunting in Connecticut helmer Daniel Farrans will write and direct the film that takes a look at the last days leading up to Tate’s murder from her perspective.

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“The Cloverfield Paradox” Review: A Silly Movie That Pretends to Be Serious

cloverfield 3“Once again, Netflix has spun gold out of creating a cultural disruption, and the movie at the center of the commotion almost doesn’t matter.,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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Amber Heard Cast as Lead in Thriller “Run Away With Me”

AmberHeardGettyDirected by Fred Grivois from a screenplay by Matthew Ian Cirulnick, XYZ Films and Sentinel Pictures hoping to start production this fall.

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Jeff Pinkner, Scott Rosenberg Writing “Jumanji” Sequel for Sony

pinknerrosenbergjumanji2Once again produced by Matt Tolmach, this will be another attempt for a sequel to catch lightning in a bottle and recapture the magic that made the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart adventure comedy such a huge worldwide hit.

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Robert Zemeckis Goes Back to the Future, Producing “Steel Soldiers” for STX, Alibaba Pictures

RobertZemeckisWritten by Ken Kaufman (Space Cowboys), the original sci-fi project takes place in a future where humans and robots fight side-by-side in battle. Zemeckis is attached to product but not direct (as of yet).

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Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joining Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn”

WillisBaldwinGuguNorton has been trying to adapt Jonathan Lethem’s New York crime novel into a movie for over 15 years, and it’s now filming in New York.

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James Mangold Developing “Ford vs. Ferrari” Film in Wake of Scrapped Patty Hearst Film

James Mangold ExcerptTheoretically, the project being developed with writers Jez and John-Henry Butterworth would be Mangold’s next project for Fox, although he also has Don Winslow’s The Force on his plate.

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Melissa McCarthy Is Ready for Serious Life Changes in Trailer for Comedy “Life of the Party” (Video)

LifeOfThePartyTrailerMcCarthy plays a mother who wants to change her life and go back to college in the comedy which will be released on May 11.

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Bruce Willis, Alec Baldwin & Gugu Mbatha-Raw Joining Edward Norton’s “Motherless Brooklyn”

Norton has been trying to adapt Jonathan Lethem’s New York crime novel into a movie for over 15 years, and it’s now filming in New York.

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Tri-Star Preemptively Picks Up “The Great Alone,” Kristin Hannah’s Follow-Up to “The Nightingale”

TristarGreatAloneThe Nightingale sold 2 million copies worldwide and is being adapted into a film directed by Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad director Michelle MacLaren.

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“Jumanji” Scores a Tight Return to #1 over Super Bowl Weekend

JumanjiMattTolmach1Helen Mirren’s supernatural thriller Winchester had to settle for a third place opening against stronger returning films. It was the slowest weekend at the box office since October.

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Full Trailer for “Solo: A Star Wars Story” Makes It Look Like a Suitable Prequel for the Fans (Video)

SoloFullTrailerAlden Ehrenreich plays the young Han Solo in the Star Wars prequel directed by Ron Howard and co-starring Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke.

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Dwayne Johnson Channels John McClane in First Full-Length “Skyscraper” Trailer (Video)

SkyscraperTrailerJohnson has to rescue his family from a giant Chinese skyscraper in his latest action film, this one reteaming him with Rawson Marshall Thurber (Central Intelligence).

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Super Bowl Movie Trailers: “Avengers,” “Westworld,” “Cloverfield,” “M:I6,” “Skyscraper,” “Jurassic World 2” (Video)

Chris Pratt JW2Emily Blunt stars opposite her husband John Krasinski in Paramount’s thriller A Quiet Place, which could make some noise this April. Also, see the new trailer for Jennifer Lawrence’s steamy thriller Red Sparrow.

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“Solo: A Star Wars Story” Teaser: Alden Ehrenreich Meets Donald Glover and Emilia Clarke (Video)

Donald Glover LandoRon Howard directed the big-budget origin story, which co-stars Woody Harrelson, Thandie Newton and Paul Bettany, and remains on schedule for a May 25 release.

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Guillermo del Toro, Jordan Peele Win First DGA Awards – The Complete List of Winners

DelToroPeeleDGAsHulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale and HBO’s Big Little Lies continued their 2018 winning streak by winning the DGA Award in their respective categories.

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Sundance: Father-Daughter Relationships Take Center Stage in Four Great Sundance Premieres

SundanceFathersDaughtersHearts Beat Loud, Leave No Trace, Eighth Grade and Search all take a look at unconventional familial bonds and how they’re affected by circumstance.

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Oscar Politics: How Important Social Issues Might Affect Best Picture and Other Categories

OscarPoliticsExamining the upcoming Oscar race and the socio-poligical implications of some of the Best Picture nominees and how their relevance to what’s happening in the world might give them an advantage.

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Under the Radar: Sebastián Lelio’s “A Fantastic Woman” Is a Shockingly Tragic yet Timely Chilean Drama Featuring the Amazing Daniela Vega

FantasticWomanBOPDaniela Vega’s amazing performance as a trans woman dealing with grief after the death of her long-time lover is easily one of the best foreign language films in recent memory.

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Weekend Update: “Winchester” Wins Friday, But How Will It Hold Up Against the Super Bowl?

WinchesterBoxOfficeWith less than a million separating the top 3 movies on Friday, the chances of a photo finish for first place is very likely but Sony’s Jumanji has a good chance at making an unprecedented return to first place.

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Lionsgate, Roadside Acquire Romantic Comedy “Juliet, Naked” Starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd

Juliet, Naked ReviewBased on the bestselling novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances. Jesse Peretz directed from a script by Tamara Jenkins, Jim Taylor and Evgenia Peretz.

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“Spice World”: A Look Back at the Iconic Feminist Film

spice girls 2Sabrina Cognata takes a look back at the film, starring the mascots for feminism in the late 90’s, and finds a film that may actually have been more accepting of women’s flaws than films today.

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Willem Dafoe Signing On for Edward Norton’s Long-in-Development “Motherless Brooklyn”

DafoeNortonThe three-time Oscar nominee Dafoe will play the brother of a greedy developer who might be able to help Norton’s private eye solve the murder of his mentor.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: “Black Panther” Reactions, Directors Set for “MIB” Spinoff, “Bad Boys 3,” “Cowboy Ninja Viking” (Video)

BlackPantherTVSpotTowards the end of the episode, the guys delve into the Dumbledore drama that had the internet up in arms this week, and Jeff also reveals some of his favorite films from Sundance.

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Adam Shankman Directing Taraji P. Henson in “What Men Want”

ShankmanHensonShankman recently directed the pilot for Step Up: High Water which premiered on YouTube Red and will likely follow this comedy with Disenchanted, the sequel to the Amy Addams musical for Disney.

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Stephanie Laing Netflix Dramedy “Irreplaceable You” Gets a First Trailer (Video)

IrreplaceableYouTrailerStarring Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Michiel Huisman from Game of Thrones and Orphan Black, the film deals with a long-time couple whose relationship is put to a test when she’s diagnosed with a tumor.

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“Hunger Games” Writer Peter Craig Adapting M.A. Bennett Y.A. Novel “S.T.A.G.S.”

PeterCraigSTAGS2The author/screenwriter of Blood Father and co-writer of The Town and 12 Strong will adapt the novel that was just released earlier this week.

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