31 Jul

‘Chained for Life’ is a Masterful Dissection of How the Film Industry Treats Disability [Fantasia Film Festival]

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“Blindness is an illness, but it’s also a metaphor,” explains the actress Mabel (Jess Weixler) in an interview with a skeptical journalist. She’s talking about her role as a blind woman in a sordid arthouse horror film set in a hospital for the disfigured and genetically abnormal. As she, a sight-seeing woman, defends her choice […]

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31 Jul

Emily Blunt and Dwayne Johnson Welcome You Aboard ‘Jungle Cruise’ in a Charming On-Set Video

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Welcome aboard Jungle Cruise, where Dwayne Johnson wears a tiny captain’s hat, Emily Blunt is elegantly disheveled, and Johnson totally messes up Katherine Hepburn’s name. He insults a legend! How dare he! But we’ll forgive him this once because of that adorable little captain’s cap that looks too tiny atop the Rock’s giant body — which […]

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31 Jul

The Lasting Legacy of Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon (And Why FX’s ‘Fosse/Verdon’ Sounds So Exciting)

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Last week, news broke that FX is producing a limited series based on the relationship between Bob Fosse and Gwen Verdon, with Sam Rockwell and Michelle Williams in the lead roles. Fosse/Verdon will be executive produced by Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is also composing the score. This is thrilling news for fans of musical theater, […]

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31 Jul

FOX Rebooting ’24’ Again, This Time with an Unnecessary Jack Bauer Origin Story

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FOX must be really desperate to bring 24 back from the dead. After all, they’ve already tried with the limited series 24: Live Another Day in 2014 and the series reboot 24: Legacy in 2017. Back in May, FOX’s upfronts presentation included discussion about the return of 24 in a couple of different ways. One […]

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31 Jul

Now That ‘Joker’ Movie Wants Marc Maron in the Cast

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That Joaquin Phoenix Joker movie continues to be a real thing that’s happening, and the film continues to rack up interesting cast members. The latest: Marc Maron, of GLOW and WTF Podcast fame. The filmmakers want Maron to play a booking agent whose actions eventually lead to the creation of the Joker. Variety has the scoop about […]

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31 Jul

MoviePass Tries to Save Itself With Raised Prices, Limited Access to New Releases

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Reports of MoviePass‘ death may have been greatly exaggerated — or at least premature. The embattled ticket-buying service limps on with a series of measures that it hopes will keep the cash-strapped company afloat. That includes MoviePass raising prices over the next 30 days, and limited access to new releases. After MoviePass had a brush […]

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31 Jul

‘Overlord’ and Gareth Evans’ ‘Apostle’ to Premiere at Fantastic Fest 2018

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In the decade or so that I’ve been attending Fantastic Fest, I’ve watched this Austin-based genre film festival grow from a scrappy operation dedicated to showcasing weirdness from around the world to a major destination for Hollywood premieres. And this year’s edition finds two heavy-hitters making their debut: director Julius Avery‘s Bad Robot-produced World War […]

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31 Jul

DC’s ‘Doom Patrol’ Taps ‘Orange is the New Black’ Star Diane Guerrero for Crazy Jane

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The DC Universe continues to grow, tapping a lead for its latest TV series, Doom Patrol. The Doom Patrol cast has added Orange is the New Black alum Diane Guerrero in a series regular role for the live-action comic book series from Greg Berlanti and Warner Bros TV. Guerrero has been cast as Crazy Jane, the most powerful […]

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31 Jul

Disney Doesn’t Want to Make ‘National Treasure 3,’ But a Reboot for Disney’s Streaming Service is Likely

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Every time I talk to director Jon Turteltaub, I have to ask about the status of National Treasure 3. The Nicolas Cage-led 2004 film is a delightful Da Vinci Code meets Indiana Jones-lite adventure and it spawned a not-as-much-fun sequel, National Treasure: Book of Secrets, in 2007. Fans have been asking for a third installment in the […]

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31 Jul

The ‘Suspiria’ Remake is an Hour Longer Than the Original

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Dario Argento‘s 1977 horror classic Suspiria runs for a lean, mean 98 minutes. But for his remake, Luca Guadagnino wants more. So much so that his take on the material is going to run a full hour more than Argento’s. That’s right: the Suspiria remake runtime is a whopping 152 minutes long. Plus: original Suspiria composers Goblin will “live score” Argento’s film […]

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