16 Nov

Superhero Bits: Stan Lee’s Final Superhero, ‘Venom’ Cinematographer Arrested & More

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What was Stan Lee working on with his daughter not long before he passed away? What caused Watchmen star Jeffrey Dean Morgan to lash out at abandoned Batman star Armie Hammer? Why did Sam Raimi forge Stan Lee‘s signature when he was younger? What was Nick Fury doing before Avengers: Infinity War? All that and […]

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16 Nov

Daily Podcast: The Nothing News Episode (But Somehow It’s Still Good)

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On the November 15, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including FilmStruck, Blumhouse, Bosch, Bad Robot, Captain Marvel and Jack Black. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, Google Play, […]

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16 Nov

J.K. Simmons Joins ‘Veronica Mars’ As the Hulu Revival Wraps Its First Table Read

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The Veronica Mars revival is starting to find its tempo. Hulu’s eight-episode revival of the cult mystery drama series has added a formidable new antagonist to its cast, just as the team wraps up their very first table read. J.K. Simmons is the newest actor to join the Veronica Mars revival cast, taking on the role of an […]

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16 Nov

Jack Black Doc ‘The Insufferable Groo’, About a Tommy Wiseau-Style Filmmaker, Finds U.S. Distribution

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Tommy Wiseau. James Nguyen. Neil Breen. Connoisseurs of “so bad, they’re good” movies are familiar with these infamous directors, but have you heard of Stephen Groo? The Utah-based filmmaker has nearly 200 low- or no-budget credits to his name, and he’s the subject of a new documentary called The Insufferable Groo, which follows the title […]

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16 Nov

Is FilmStruck Saved? “New Iteration” Coming to Warner Media’s Streaming Service

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Could it be? There, in the distance…is that…a sliver of good news? In 2018? It is! After WarnerMedia announced the imminent demise of movie subscription streaming service FilmStruck, a petition from fans and a pair of letters signed by dozens of high-profile filmmakers gained the attention of the powers that be. Now a new report […]

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16 Nov

A ‘Black Mirror’ Board Game is Here Based on the Social Media-Skewering Episode ‘Nosedive’

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The third season of Charlie Brooker‘s sci-fi anthology series Black Mirror began with an episode called “Nosedive.” In it, Bryce Dallas Howard played a character named Lacie who lived in a world in which things like purchasing power and class status were dictated by one’s “Social Score,” a personal rating influenced by each person you come […]

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15 Nov

‘Leprechaun Returns’ Trailer: The Mean Green Menace Is Back For More Silliness

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The wise-cracking killer Leprechaun is back with Leprechaun Returns, a sequel that ignores all the other Leprechaun films, which is probably for the best. At the very least, this film seems to be having fun with its goofball premise, by unleashing the pint-sized killer on a hapless sorority house. So lock up your gold, hide the sharp objects, […]

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15 Nov

‘Mortal Engines’ Featurette Promises Something You’ve Never Seen Before

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“How often do we go to the movies today and see things that we’ve genuinely never seen before?” Producer and co-writer Peter Jackson wants to give audiences a fresh new spectacle with Mortal Engines, Universal’s film adaptation of Philip Reeve’s popular young adult novel. And Jackson is actually delivering on that promise, showing us a post-apocalyptic […]

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15 Nov

‘Backtrace’ Trailer: Sylvester Stallone Chases a Bank Robber With Amnesia

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Sylvester Stallone will appear in the highly-anticipated Creed II this month, and then next month, he’ll be seen the much-less-anticipated Backtrace. This low-rent thriller finds Stallone playing a cop trying to solve a mystery surrounding a bank robbery gone wrong. The only suspect he has is a man with amnesia (played by Matthew Modine). Complicating matters is […]

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15 Nov

‘Creed II’ Featurettes: Will History Repeat Itself?

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Apollo Creed and Ivan Drago stepped into a boxing ring back in 1985, but only Drago stepped out. The steroid-fueled Russian dealt a fatal blow to the charismatic American, leading Apollo’s rival-turned-friend Rocky Balboa to avenge him in the ring. Now, more than 30 years later, Apollo’s son is looking for his own revenge. In […]

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