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Stephen King’s Greatest Hits Come Together in J.J. Abrams Anthology “Castle Rock” (VIDEO)

castle-rockThe Stephen King universe is continuing its residency at Hulu in the form of the drama Castle Rock, an anthology from J.J. Abrams and his Bad Robot banner. As shown in the teaser, the anthology will bring together characters from some of King’s classic horror novels and short stories.

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“Annabelle 2” Director David F. Sandberg In Talks to Helm “Shazam”

sandberg-excerptThe gestating adaptation of the DC superhero Shazam is circling Annabelle 2 director David F. Sandberg to helm comic book movie at New Line Cinema. The movie will introduce the superhero to the DCEU, joining his Justice League comrades Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman.

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“Logan” Film Review: An Epic Superhero Finale That Bleeds With Emotion and Carnage

logan-excerptJames Mangold’s Logan finally gives Jackman an opportunity to spread his claws and partake in all the graphic dismemberment that Wolverine fans deserve and that’s pretty much what diehard fans have been craving for the past decade and a half.

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The New “Song To Song” Trailer is Drowning in Terrence Malick-isms (VIDEO)

song-to-songThe new trailer for Song to Song, Terrence Malick’s pic that explores the Austin music scene, just dropped and it checks all the boxes of a Malickian film: plenty of sun-glaring outdoor scenes, philosophical overtones, an overuse of fish-eye lens, dizzyingly angled shots, and relationships between angsty hot people.

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“Fist Fight” Film Review: Comedy Lands a Couple Good Jabs, But Not a Knockout

fist-fight-excerptFist Fight delivers everything you expect to the point where it is predictable and unimaginative — but you watch it anyway because it has some talented, funny people in it. It feels like the kind of comedy that Hollywood made because they felt like this is exactly what the audiences wanted.

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The Case For “Moonlight” in the Wake of the “La La Land” Ba-Ba-Backlash

moonlight-excerptEveryone seems to be suffering from La La Land fatigue, but it hasn’t necessarily paved the way for Moonlight to take the lead in the Oscar race because everyone is focused on turning their backs on the musical spectacular, so now is the better time than any to give the case of why Moonlight should win…and why it won’t.

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XX Film Review: A Fierce and Frightening Foursome of Female-Directed Films

xx-excerptThe quartet of films helmed by an all-female crew including Roxanne Benjamin, Jovanka Vuckovic, Karyn Kusama, and musician-turned-director Annie Clark (a.k.a. St. Vincent) deliver four very different kind of scares that, although not pee-in-your-pants terrifying, keep in tradition of the horror anthologies before it.

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Robert Downey Jr. Goes From Iron Man to Con-Man in Richard Linklater Movie Based on Podcast

robert-downey-jr-excerptMarvel superstar Robert Downey Jr. and indie film maestro Richard Linklater are teaming up for a yet-to-be-titled film based on an episode of the popular “Man of the People” podcast from Gimlet Media.

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New Trailer For “The Bad Batch” Teases Dystopian Cannibalism and a Pipe-Smoking Keanu Reeves (VIDEO)

bad-batch-excerptThe new teaser trailer for Ana Lily Amirpour’s The Bad Batch doesn’t tell us much — but that is to be expected from the writer/director who brought us the breakout black and white horror A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night.

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Scarlett Johansson Leaps Into Action in New Visually Stunning “Ghost in the Shell” Trailer (VIDEO)

ghost-in-the-shellDespite its whitewashing controversy, Ghost in the Shell forges ahead with a new trailer that gives a hearty helping of what we can expect in terms of story and mind-bending special effects in the adaptation of Masamune Shirow’s popular manga of the same name.

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2017 BAFTA Awards: The Complete List of Winners

bafta-excerptThe BAFTA Awards — which are essentially the across-the-pond-Oscars — were handed out this weekend and, to no surprise, Damien Chazelle’s musical La La Land cleaned up by picking up five trophies including Best Film, Best Actress, and Best Director.

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Oscar Isaac To Play a Double Agent in WWII Thriller “The Garbo Network”

isaac-excerptForce Awakens star Oscar Isaac will take a break from his X-wing piloting to play the real-life double agent Juan Pujol Garcia in the upcoming World War II thriller The Garbo Agent.

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Jake Gyllenhaal Saddles Up For Indie Western “The Sisters Brothers”

jake-gyllenhaal-excerptThe Jacques Audiard-directed adaptation of Patrick deWitt’s The Sisters Brothers has added Jake Gyllenhaal to its A-list cast. The Academy Award-nominated actor will join the western noir starring Joaquin Phoenix and John C. Reilly.

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How To Watch All the Academy Award-Nominated Short Films

piper-excerptEach year, the Academy Awards tends to put a huge focus on the feature films nominated for Best Picture, but there are other films that deserve your attention — particularly the short films. And if you haven’t seen any of the shorts (and you should before the Oscars on February 26), here is a helpful guide on where you can watch them.

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Joel Edgerton To Put the Sting in Dark Crime Thriller “Stingray”

joel-edgerton-excerptOne of Hollywood’s favorite Aussies is adding another project to his already full plate. Joel Edgerton has signed on to star opposite Jon Bernthal (Daredevil) in Unified Pictures’ forthcoming dark crime thriller Stingray.

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Fifty Shades Darker Film Review: The Heaping Pile of Garbage All of Us Wanted

fifty-shades-excerptFifty Shades Darker is the latest serving of the bland relationship adventures of the overwhelmingly basic Anastasia Steele and her painfully dull billionaire beau Christian Grey. As expected, the movie is terrible on all fronts — not “so bad that it’s good” terrible, but “I wish this franchise never existed” terrible.

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Nicolas Winding Refn and Amazon Team For TV Crime Thriller “Too Old To Die Young”

nicolas-winding-refn-excerptDrive director Nicolas Winding Refn is set to bring his dark, moody aesthetic to the small screen with the upcoming crime thriller Too Old To Die Young. Refn will team with Amazon for the project, marking Refn’s first foray into American television.

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First Trailer For Netflix’s “Dear White People” Sends a Strong Message (VIDEO)

dear-white-peopleNetflix has given us a first look at their forthcoming Netflix series Dear White People based on the 2014 Justin Simien’s indie hit. The 30-second trailer for the 10-episode series, which will be available for your binge-watching pleasure on April 28 keeps in the satirical spirit of the source material and gives a generous preview of the controversial subject matter we can expect from the series.

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Jessica Chastain Set to Launch a NASA Event Series

chastain-excerptTwo-time Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain has her eyes set on space. The actress will step into the role of producer for the first time for a TV event series about a group of women in the early 1960s who were denied a chance to be part of the Mercury space program.

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SXSW Adds James Franco’s “The Disaster Artist” to Lineup; Midnighters, Shorts, VR Programs Unveiled

franco-excerptThe Austin-based fest will play host to the world premiere of James Franco’s adaptation of Greg Sestero and Tom Bissell’s The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside the Room, which follows the true story of the cult movie The Room (a.k.a. the Citizen Kane of bad movies.

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A Cure For Wellness Film Review: No Remedy For This Long, Drawn-Out Thriller

cure-excerptAfter being known primarily for the box office spectacle that is the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, it’s refreshing to see Verbinski take a nihilistic and Gothic turn with A Cure For Wellness, but there are too many ideas here and how they are sorted makes the movie a wonderfully art directed mess.

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John Wick: Chapter 2 Film Review: Unapologetically Rougher, Louder, and Wickier

JW2_D35_2333.cr2If you didn’t get enough brutal bone-crushing action and inimitable gunfight choreography in the first John Wick, then John Wick: Chapter 2 will quench that thirst for more violent bloodlust and good ol’ fashioned stone-faced Keanu Reeves acting.

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The Lego Batman Movie Film Review: A Sweet Skewering of the Superhero Genre

lego-batman-excerptAnimated spin-offs tend to work very well and The Lego Batman Movie is no exception. Keeping in spirit with its predecessor, director Chris McKay balances mature wit and child-like silliness to tell a surprisingly heartfelt superhero tale.

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The Complete List of 2017 DGA Award Winners

Director Damien Chazelle and Emma Stone on the set of LA LA LAND.The Directors Guild of America honored outstanding directors in film and television on Saturday at their 69th annual awards ceremony with Damien Chazelle taking the trophy for his lauded homage to the classic Hollywood musical La La Land and HBO winning big on the TV side.

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“Moana” Actor Temuera Morrison Eyed to Join “Aquaman” Cast

morrison-excerptThe cast of DC’s Aquaman is starting to take shape and Temuera Morrison is the latest name to be thrown into the mix. The actor, who recently voiced the patriarch in Disney’s Moana, is in talks for another fatherly role in the James Wan-directed adaptation of the popular comic book character.

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ABC Orders Carol Burnett Comedy From Amy Poehler and Pilot For “The Goldbergs” Spinoff

burnett-excerptABC’s comedy slate is looking to get bigger and better. The network handed out a pilot order for a multicamera comedy starring legend Carol Burnett as well as a spinoff of The Goldbergs.

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Rings Film Review: An Unsurprisingly Unnecessary Horror Sequel

rings-excerptAfter 12 years, you would think that the world would be ready for another Ring movie. More than that, you would think that would be enough time to develop a juicy story that could build on top of such an iconic franchise — but don’t hold your breath. The world would have been fine without this excruciatingly boring sequel.

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The Space Between Us Film Review: Just Your Average Tale of Intergalactic Teenage Love

space-excerptThe sci-fi romance has the making of a sweet, old-fashioned Disney tale, but lacks another layer of magic and charm to make it a fully effective, well-rounded movie. It has its moments, but it will eventually blend into the late January/early February movie dumping ground.

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Mel Gibson & Vince Vaughn Are Ready to Be “Dragged Across Concrete”

gibson-vaughn-excerptAcademy Award-nominated Hacksaw Ridge director Mel Gibson is re-teaming with the film’s co-star Vince Vaughn for the upcoming gritty thriller Dragged Across Concrete, written and directed by S. Craig Zahler. But this time, Gibson will join Vaughn in front of the camera.

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“Baby Driver,” “Free Fire,” “Small Crimes” Announced in 2017 SXSW Film Festival Feature Lineup

baby-driver-excerptThe features lineup for the 2017 SXSW Film Festival (March 10-19, 2017) has been announced and is filled with highly anticipated world premieres, festival favorites, and unique genre pics that are fittingly on-brand for the Austin-based fest. Highlights include Edgar Wright’s heist pic Baby Driver, the shoot-em-out action comedy Free Fire, and Evan Katz’s Cheap Thrills follow-up, Small Crimes.

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