1 Feb

Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy Veteran Alan Harris Has Passed Away at 81

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Star Wars fans know nearly everyone who played the most minor part in the original trilogy, even those hidden behind helmets, masks and make-up. Actor Alan Harris was lucky enough to play a variety of roles across Star Wars: A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi, and he was even […]

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1 Feb

Both ‘Mission: Impossible’ Sequels Bringing Back Henry Czerny as Kittridge from the First Movie

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Just when you thought the cast of the upcoming back-to-back Mission: Impossible sequels couldn’t get any better, director Christopher McQuarrie digs back into the past for a real stunner. In the original Mission: Impossible, agent Ethan Hunt was framed as a mole in the IMF, and he was pursued aggressively by agency director Eugene Kittridge. […]

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1 Feb

This Week In Trailers: Calm With Horses, Rocks, The Wild Goose Lake, Swallow, Beastie Boys Story

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Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week […]

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1 Feb

Superhero Bits: ‘Amazing Spider-Man’ Lizard Concept Art, ‘Doctor Strange 2’ and ‘Shang-Chi’ Rumors & More

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Want to see some alternate designs for Lizard from The Amazing Spider-Man? Could we see some alternate versions of familiar MCU heroes in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness? What Easter egg from Batman (1989) is in Arthur’s apartment in Joker? Could we see MI6 characters introduced in the Shang-Chi movie? Did X-Men: Apocalypse […]

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1 Feb

Rose Byrne to Get ‘Physical’ in 1980s Aerobics Series for AppleTV+

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Over the past decade or so, I’ve become convinced that Rose Byrne is one of the most underrated talents of her generation. But she might be about to receive the attention she deserves, because the frequent supporting player is about to step into the spotlight in the lead role of a new AppleTV+ show called […]

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1 Feb

‘Boys State’ Review: This Stunning Documentary is One of the Best Films You’ll See This Year [Sundance 2020]

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One attends a festival in hopes of finding a film that leaves you giddy with how good it is, seeking always for that thrill gained from a sense of discovery, uncovering that gem before it gets to be seen by a larger group of people. It’s almost like a drug, where you take hit after […]

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1 Feb

Cecily Strong to Lead Musical Comedy Series at Apple TV+ Produced by ‘SNL’ Boss Lorne Michaels

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Even though Apple TV+ doesn’t seem too keen to share their subscribers numbers after launching last year, the streaming service from the tech giant is showing no signs of slowing down when it comes to creating new content. A new addition to their slate of original programming is in the works from Despicable Me writers […]

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1 Feb

‘The Last Shift’ Review: This Fast Food Drama Bites Off More Than It Can Chew [Sundance 2020]

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A good performance from Richard Jenkins can’t save The Last Shift, a languid fast food drama that has aspirations of exploring class and race in middle America, but lacks the tools to effectively do so. Documentary filmmaker Andrew Cohn makes the jump to narrative features here, telling the story of a fast food veteran tasked […]

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