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“Isle of Dogs”: Renaissance Man Bob Balaban on Voicing a Dog in Wes Anderson’s Second Animated Film

BobBalabanIsleOfDogs2From Close Encounters of the Third Kind to Gosford Park, Balaban has experience on both sides of the camera, and Isle of Dogs is his third time working with Anderson.

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NBC Names 2018 Class for Its Late Night Writers Workshop

nbc bannerAlyssa Feller, Jonathan Giles, Michael Hartney, John Mahone, Cameron Smith, Natasha Vaynblat and Bryan Yang have been named to take part in the six-day program held at 30 Rock meant to help promote comedy writing talent from diverse backgrounds.

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Doug Liman’s YouTube Red Series “Impulse” Gets a Teaser Trailer (Video)

ImpulseBased on Steven Gould’s third book in the Jumper series, the YouTube Originals show stars Maddie Hasson as a teen girl from a small town in upstate New York who discovers she has teleportation powers.

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Joel Edgerton Joins Timothée Chalamet in David Michod’s Shakespearean “The King”

EdgertonChalametBased on the Shakespeare plays Henry IV and Henry V, this will be the third collaboration between Edgerton and Michơd since first teaming for 2010’s Animal Kingdom.

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Kyra Sedgwick, Jeffrey Donovan Join Berk and Olsen’s Comedic Thriller “Villains”

SedgwickDonovanVillainsBill Skarsgård and Maika Monroe play amateur criminals who break into a suburban home to discover the dark secret of the homeowners, whom Sedgwick and Donovan will play.

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“Taken” Director Pierre Morel, “The Square” Breakout Star Claes Bang Teaming for Sci-Fi Thriller “The New Mrs. Keller”

PIerreMorelClaesBangMorel is reteaming with Lakeshore Entertainment, who produced his upcoming action film Peppermint starring Jennifer Garner, which will be released by STXfilms on Sept. 7.

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“Pacific Rim: Uprising” Will Do Its Best to Try Dethroning “Black Panther” This Weekend

BOPreview32318CollageFive new movies open in wide release on Friday including a Soderbergh thriller, a Bella Thorne Y.A. romance, another Christian movie and the animated Sherlock Gnomes.

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Joshua Leonard Returns to Low Budget Horror with Steven Soderbergh’s “Unsane” (Interview)

UnsaneJoshLeonard1The star of The Blair Witch Project and Humpday talks about woring on Soderbergh’s latest low-budget thriller, starring Claire Foy, his next film as director and even a possible Humpday sequel!

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The Full-Length “Deadpool 2” Trailer Puts Its Tongue Firmly in Cheek as It Introduces X-Force (Video)

Deadpool2TrailerXForceDeadpool faces off against Josh Brolin’s Cable in the sequel, and he puts together the mutant superteam X-Force that includes Zazie Beets as Domino and Terry Crews.

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Amy Poehler Making Feature Directorial Debut with Netflix Comedy “Wine Country”

Written by SNL vets Emily Spivey and Liz Cackowski, the film will co-star Rachel Dratch, Ana Gasteyer, Maya Rudolph and of course, Tina Fey. As the title suggests, it involves a trip to Napa, California.

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Steven S. DeKnight Transitions from TV To Films with “Pacific Rim: Uprising” (Interview)

PacRimUprising4The creator of Starz’s Spartacus series and showrunner for the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix talks about following Guillermo del Toro on the giant robot (and monster) sequel.

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Trailer for Mr. Rogers Doc “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” Will Make You Miss Better Times (Video)

WontYouBeMyNeighborTrailerDirected by Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville (20 Feet from Stardom, the Focus Features doc looks at the life and career of the beloved children’s television host.

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Tag, You’re It! New Line Comedy “Tag” Gets Its First Trailer (Video)

TagTrailerEd Helms, Jake Johnson, Rashida Jones, Isla Fisher, Leslie Bibb, Hannibal Buress, Jon Hamm and Jeremy Renner star in the comedy opening on June 15.

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Benicio Del Toro Means Business in New Trailer for “Sicario: Day of the Soldado” (Video)

Sicario2TrailerDirected by Stefano Sollima, the sequel to the 2015 crime-thriller will be released on June 29 with Josh Brolin also returning.

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“LEGO Ninjago” Director Charlie Bean Signs Up for Live Action “Lady and the Tramp”

CharlieBeanLadyandTrampThe CG/live-action hybrid based on the Disney animated classic from 1955 is being produced for Disney’s new digital service.

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Ben Kingsley is a War Criminal on the Run in Trailer for Brad Silberling’s “An Ordinary Man” (Trailer)

OrdinaryManTrailerThe director of Moonlight Mile and Land of the Lost returns with his first feature film in almost nine years with Kingsley playing a war criminal who befriends a maid.

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Director José Padilha Addresses his Controversial “7 Days in Entebbe” (Interview)

PadilhaEntebbe3The Brazilian filmmaker behind Elite Squad and Robocop goes back in time to document the ’77 Air France hijack that had many nations on edge.

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“Black Panther” Will Achieve Several Milestones, but the Real Story This Weekend is “I Can Only Imagine”

pantherimaginetombRaiderBoxOfficeThe faith-based drama based on a popular Christian song came out just ahead of Disney’s A Wrinkle in Time over the weekend, while Tomb Raider disappointed in second place.

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“Star Wars” Hero Oscar Isaac Joins J.C. Chandor’s “Triple Frontier” as Ben Affleck Returns and Filming Begins

OscarIsaacGettyIsaac joins Affleck, who has returned to the project after departing last year, as well as Charlie Hunnam and Garret Hedlund. Netflix will release the film sometime in 2019.

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What Sort of Records Might “Avengers: Infinity War” Set for Marvel Studios?

AvengersInfinityWarRunningHeroesEast Coast Editor Edward Douglas takes an early look at the box office prospects of what should be one of the year’s biggest blockbusters, and whether it will it do as well or better than Black Panther.

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Horror is Hotter Than Ever with Auteurs (and Others) Switching Gears Post-“Get Out,” “It”

HorrorAuteursBannerSteven Soderbergh’s Unsane , out next week, and John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place are two examples of filmmakers you wouldn’t expect to play in the horror playground finding it to be a great way to connect with moviegoers.

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The Trailer for Matthew Santoro’s Sci-Fi Thriller “Higher Power” Looks Pretty Cool (Video)

HigherPowerBannerThe directorial debut by visual FX artist Matthew Santoro (Fantastic Four) stars Ron Eldard as a man who gains superpowers after being the subject of a mad scientist’s experiments.

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“Black Panther” Aiming for an Easy 5th Weekend at #1 Over “Tomb Raider”

PantherRaiderBoxOfficeFaith-based film I Can Only Imagine might pull off a surprise fourth place win over Fox’s Love, Simon, as both receive positive responses from audiences.

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MacLachlan, Dillon, Cardellini and Narducci Join Tom Hardy in Al Capone Biopic “Fonzo”

FonzoCastingWritten and directed by Josh Trank (Fantastic Four), the film will cover Capone’s later years when he was suffering from dementia while in prison.

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Universal, Legendary Dates Dwayne Johnson’s “Red Notice,” Screen Gems Schedules “Searching” for This Summer

DwayneJohnsonSearchingJohnson’s third movie with Central Intelligence and Skyscraper director Rawson Marshall Thurber will come out in the summer of 2020, but the Sundance hit will be released this summer.

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David Tennant Joins Lena Dunham’s New HBO Comedy Mini-Series “Camping”

DavidTennantGettyThe former Doctor Who and star of Marvel’s Jessica Jones will play the lead character Walt in the American version of Julia Davis’ British series.

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Bel Powley Returns to Civilization in the First “Wildling” Trailer (Video)

WildlingTrailerThe film, which just premiered at SXSW and opens in select cities and On Demand April 13, also stars Brad Dourif (the voice of Chucky in Child’s Play) and Liv Tyler.

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Benedict Cumberbatch Drama “Patrick Melrose” Will Launch Showtime’s Saturday Originals

BenedictPatrickMelroseThe Cumberbatch drama will be the first of Showtime’s original scripted series to air on Saturday night, following other cable networks taking advantage of the lack of network viewing options.

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David Ayer, Chris Long’s Cedar Park Options Political Drama “Cointelpro”

DavidAyerChrisLongWritten by writing partners Leon Hendrix and Ajani Jackson, the script is set in 1960s Chicago and deals with an attempt to destroy the Civil Rights movement from the inside.

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Nickelodeon Trying to Reboot “Clarissa Explains It All” with Melissa Joan Hart

ClarissaRebootOriginal series creator Mitchell Kriegman and Melissa Joan Hart are both in active negotiations to revive the show that ran for five seasons in the early ’90s. Hart went on to star and even direct the original Sabrina, The Teen Witch.

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