30 Nov

‘Angel Has Fallen’ Release Date Will Fall In Summer 2019

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Gerard Butler‘s violent Secret Service Agent Mike Banning will return yet again in Angel Has Fallen, the third film in the inexplicable franchise launched by Die Hard-rip-off Olympus Has Fallen. The action pic now has an official release date set in the summer of 2019, so get ready for more implausible mayhem as Butler blows stuff up all in […]

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30 Nov

One More ‘Aquaman’ Trailer Pushes the Comic Book Action Spectacle

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All right, the last Aquaman trailer we featured was said to be the “final” one, but that’s only here in the United States. Our friends over in China recently got a new trailer, and it has plenty of new footage from the upcoming DC Comics superhero movie starring Jason Momoa. Most of the new stuff […]

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30 Nov

Paul Lieberstein on Directing ‘Song of Back and Neck’ and Not Being Invited to ‘The Office’ Reunion on ‘SNL’ [Interview]

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As the unseen prompt for Michael Scott’s long “NOOOOOOOO” that has endured to become one of the Internet’s favorite reaction GIFs, Paul Lieberstein – best known for playing Toby on The Office – has often done his best work under the radar. In addition to playing Dunder Mifflin’s favorite killjoy in front of the camera, […]

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30 Nov

Jude Law’s ‘Captain Marvel’ Character May Have Been Revealed – By a Toy, of Course

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When Jude Law was first cast in Captain Marvel, fans immediately assumed that the chiseled-jawed actor was playing the heroic Mar-Vell — the first character in the Marvel Comics to hold the title of Captain Marvel. But as marketing for Captain Marvel began to roll out, Law’s mystery role was still suspiciously kept under wraps. Now a […]

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30 Nov

Exploring the Strange and Absurd True History of ‘The Favourite’ [Part Two]

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In our previous installment of this two-part companion piece for The Favourite, we explored the life of the real Queen Anne and Sarah Churchill – played, respectively, by the fantastic Olivia Colman and Rachel Weisz in Yorgos Lanthimos’ darkly hilarious new film. As you might expect, the screenplay embellishes the actual events a bit, though there’s […]

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30 Nov

‘Baby Driver’ Star Eiza Gonzalez Heads to ‘Fast and Furious’ Spin-Off ‘Hobbs and Shaw’

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After feeling a little speed as a bank robber in Baby Driver, rising star Eiza Gonzalez has landed a last minute role in the Fast and Furious spin-off Hobbs and Shaw. She’s been popping up all over the place lately, and this is a great step for her career. Variety has the news on Eiza […]

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30 Nov

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ Trailer: Dying Was the Easy Part

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The Blumhouse scare machine has pumped out another fright fest: Happy Death Day 2U, the sequel to 2017’s Happy Death Day. In the first film, a college student found herself in a Groundhog Day-like scenario in which she kept reliving the same day over and over again. That’s bad enough as-is, but to make matters worse, she also […]

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30 Nov

‘Green Book’ Somehow Manages to Make a Uniquely Black Story All About the White Guy – And the Results Are Ridiculous

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(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Green Book whitewashes a black story into oblivion.) Someone on Twitter asked me the other day, “How do you whitewash the Green Books?” It’s a valid question, given how the new film Green Book sidelines […]

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30 Nov

Christian Bale’s ‘Vice’ Research Saved Director Adam McKay From a Heart Attack

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Some filmmakers only metaphorically put their heart and soul into their work. When making Vice, Adam McKay did it literally. McKay recently revealed that after shooting the biopic based on the life of former Vice President and all-around monster Dick Cheney, he suffered a heart attack. Besides being potentially tragic, McKay’s heart attack was darkly ironic, […]

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30 Nov

‘The Possession of Hannah Grace’ Review: There’s No Life Left In This Corpse of a Film

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A job working the graveyard shift in a morgue? What could go wrong? For Shay Mitchell in The Possession of Hannah Grace, the answer is: everything. This horror pastiche tries to inject some fresh blood into the tired exorcism horror sub-genre, but the result is a lackluster, haphazard, and ultimately frustrating experience. “When you die, you die. […]

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