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“Love Actually” Cast Reunites in Delightful Teaser for Upcoming Short Film (Video)

Red Nose Day Actually ExcerptSee your favorite cast members from Love Actually like Keira Knightley, Andrew Lincoln, Hugh Grant, and more in the first look at “Red Nose Day, Actually,” the upcoming short film.

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Brie Larson to Play First Female Presidential Candidate Victoria Woodhull for Amazon

Brie Larson ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that upcoming Marvel star Brie Larson is set to play the first female presidential candidate in Victoria Woodhull for Amazon Studios. She will also produce the film.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Shatters Numerous Box Office Records to Become the #1 Movie

Beauty and the Beast ExcerptDisney’s latest blockbuster, Beauty and the Beast, not only opened to an astonishing $174 million, beating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s record March opening with ease, but also opened high enough to become the seventh highest domestic opening of all time. It joins five other Disney films in the top ten of domestic openings.

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Colin Farrell to Reunite with “The Lobster” Director for Iran-Contra Amazon Series

Colin Farrell ExcerptFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them actor Colin Farrell is reuniting with Yorgos Lanthimos, his director from last year’s The Lobster, for an upcoming Amazon Studios limited series about the Iran-Contra scandal.

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Why “Beauty and the Beast” and “Legion” Star Dan Stevens Is the Leading Man to Watch

Legion Dan Stevens ExcerptBetween the one-two punch of FX’s Legion and Disney’s juggernaut live-action Beauty and the Beast remake that just opened, British actor Dan Stevens is having a tremendous time of it. Look back on his career, however, and this sudden boom in both his career and the attention heaped onto him, is not much of a surprise.

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Henry Cavill to Save the World Again — But This Time with IMF in “Mission: Impossible”

Henry CavillBritish actor Henry Cavill is trading in his red and blue spandex for a secret agent suit to join Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible 6. The actor revealed the news on his Instagram this morning.

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“Beauty and the Beast” Premiere Looks to Break Box Office Records This Weekend

beauty-and-the-beast-excerptDisney is set to have a great weekend at the box office. Not only will Beauty and the Beast open as the biggest film of 2017 so far, it also has a good chance of breaking at least one box office record. Plus, Moana is poised to cross $600 million worldwide.

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Ryan Murphy Returning to Long-form with New FX Series “Pose”

Ryan Murphy ExcerptRyan Murphy is developing another new series for FX but this time, it won’t be an anthology. Instead, the ongoing drama series Pose will examine various social circles in 1986 New York City.

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Fox Replacing “Star” Showrunner for Second Time Amidst Dwindling Ratings

Star ExcerptFor the second time, Fox is on a hunt for a new showrunner for the Lee Daniels freshman series Star, which recently received a Season 2 renewal.

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“The Legend of Tarzan” Writer in Negotiations to Pen “Suicide Squad 2” for Warner Bros.

suicide-excerpt-excerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed The Legend of Tarzan writer Adam Cozad is currently in negotiations with Warner Bros. to pen Suicide Squad 2. David Ayer, who directed and wrote the first film, which came out last August, is not returning for the sequel.

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Paramount Acquires Ian Shorr Spec “Infinite”

Paramount ExcerptIn a quick turnaround, Paramount Pictures has acquired the spec Infinite from writer Ian Shorr, the Tracking Board has confirmed. The script only hit the market recently.

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Launch Pad Alum Jacob Isser Signs with Zero Gravity (Exclusive)

Jacob Isser ExcerptLaunch Pad Feature alum Jacob Isser has signed with Eric Williams of Zero Gravity Management. His feature script H.O.V. (High Occupancy Vehicle), described as Horrible Bosses meets The Hangover, landed in the Top 10 of the 2014 Launch Pad Feature Competition.

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Teaser Trailer for Pixar’s “Coco” Strikes Familiar Chords But Promises Heart and Adventure (Video)

Coco ExcerptThe teaser trailer for Pixar’s only original film of 2017, Coco, has parallels to recent films like Kubo and the Two Strings and The Book of Life but has its own heart and adventure.

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NBC Orders Four “Saturday Night Live: Weekend Update” Primetime Specials for August

SNL Weekend Update ExcerptFollowing stints on MSNBC last summer for the Democratic and Republican conventions, Weekend Update hosts Colin Jost and Michael Che will be returning to primetime. NBC has ordered four half-hour episodes of the Saturday Night Live segment.

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“Kong: Skull Island” Stomps Its Way to the Top of the Box Office and “Get Out” Becomes Fastest Blumhouse Film to Reach $100 million

get-out-excerptFor the second weekend in a row, our estimates for the weekend’s top film were drastically off, showing the way that blockbusters based on existing IPs still dominate, even with an arguably weak marketing push, and that the year’s slow start is starting to wane. Plus, Get Out is now Blumhouse Productions’ second-highest film.

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Ridley Scott to Direct Black List Script “All the Money in the World” as Next Project

Ridley Scott ExcerptThe Tracking Board has confirmed that Scott is currently finalizing plans to direct All the Money in the World based on a Black List script by David Scarpa and Natalie Portman is being eyed for the lead role.

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Jessica Thompson’s Feature Directorial Debut “The Light of the Moon” Is Emotionally Honest and Important

The Light of the Moon ExcerptThe Light of the Moon is a whirlwind of emotions, but one that never treats its subject of sexual assault with anything but sincere honesty and compassion. It’s an important watch, especially for women, and continues to make the case for more female creators in this space.

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“Baby Driver” Asks an Important Question: Is Edgar Wright Incapable of Making a Bad Film?

baby-driver-excerptBetween the Cornetto trilogy and Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, writer-director Edgar Wright has never had a bad film in his career — and he’s continuing that streak with his latest project, Baby Driver.

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“Win It All” Is a Fine Film for Joe Swanberg and Jake Johnson Fans

Win It All ExcerptThe latest film from the team of Joe Swanberg and Jake Johnson, Win It All, is a perfectly fine film — good, even, in some regards — but it’s also a safe film.

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“Small Town Crime” Feels Like a Film from Decades Ago — And It Should Have Stayed There

Small Town Crime ExcerptThe new film from Eshom and Ian Nelms, Small Town Crime, feels like it comes exactly out of ’70s Hollywood. Unfortunately, rather than doing anything interesting with the noir crime genre, it simply plays into the same, tired tropes

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Our Prayers Have Been Answered: “American Gods” Will Be One of the Best Shows of the Year

American Gods ExcerptThe American Gods pilot premiere and following Q&A showed today the series is poised to be not only one of the biggest television events of the year, but will also turn out to be one of the most thematically relevant and powerful television series as well.

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Ridley Scott Delivers with Terrifying Scenes from “Alien: Covenant”

Alien Covenant ExcerptRidley Scott introduced three scenes from the upcoming film Alien: Covenant and they are absolutely terrifying — which is, apparently, Scott’s whole goal.

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There’s a Captivating Film Somewhere in “Song to Song,” But It’s Hard to Find

song-to-song-excerptSomewhere in Terrence Malick’s new film Song to Song there’s a beautiful, poignant, heartbreaking story about women but unfortunately, it’s hard to find in the midst of everything else.

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Launch Pad Alum Sarah Acosta Signs with UTA (Exclusive)

Sarahacostapic cropLaunch Pad alum Sarah Acosta has signed with Amanda Burnett and Josh Hornstock at UTA. Acosta’s script Eclipsed landed her in the Top 5% of the 2015 Pilots Competition.

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Hugh Jackman’s Final Wolverine Movie Opens with Aplomb and “Get Out” Continues Its Success

Get Out ExcerptWhile holdovers The LEGO Batman Movie and John Wick: Chapter 2 performed exactly as expected, newcomers Logan, The Shack, and Get Out (in its second weekend, it can still be considered a relative newcomer) all performed high above expectations.

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Wade Wilson Riffs on Christopher Reeves’ Superman, Complete with John Williams Music, in First Look at “Deadpool 2” (Video)

Deadpool 2 ExcerptWith the perfect casting of Ryan Reynolds and the massive success of the first Deadpool movie, it’s no wonder fans are clamoring for anything about the sequel and this weekend, Fox delivered.

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“The Crown’s” Vanessa Kirby to Join “Mission: Impossible 6” in Lead Role

Vanessa Kirby ExcerptThe Impossible Missions Force (IMF) has found its new leading lady. Vanessa Kirby of Netflix’s The Crown is in final talks to join Mission: Impossible 6 as the female lead.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (03.03.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMKeep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Jonathan Wald is leaving CNN for MSNBC and Freeform has a new VP of Communications.

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Emily Blunt Looks Practically Perfect in First “Mary Poppins Returns” Photo (Things We Love)

Mary Poppins Returns ExcerptThe first look at Emily Blunt as Mary Poppins in Disney’s sequel Mary Poppins Returns has been revealed and it looks great — the perfect blend of familarity while still being new and fresh.

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“Logan” to Claw Its Way to the Top of the Box Office, But Numbers Down Overall

logan-excerptThis weekend, a superhero will once more top the box office and fend off its competitors. This time, it will be the mutant Wolverine, marking Hugh Jackman’s last outing as the clawed X-Man. However, despite the decent-sized opening of Logan, the weekend, overall, will be down in numbers, just as the entire year has been so far.

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