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‘The Professor & The Madman’ Trailer: Bearded Mel Gibson & Sean Penn Write The Dictionary

To trace the crazy history of behind-the-scenes turmoil with Mel Gibson’s upcoming film “The Professor & the Madman” would be an epic task not unlike the writing of the English dictionary. Suffice it to say, it’s a miracle in and of itself that ‘The Professor’ is even getting a release, but here we are, just over a month away.

Read More: Mel Gibson Loses Court Battle Over The Rights To ‘The Professor And The Madman

The trailer for the film starts as you might imagine any film about the development of the English dictionary would begin, with a murder and a criminal trial.

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Brie Larson Out & Toni Collette, Jessie Buckley, And David Thewlis In As Charlie Kaufman Casts Upcoming Film

It’s been almost four years since Charlie Kaufman last released a film that he directed (2015’s “Anomalisa”). And in that time, the only real output we’ve had from the filmmaker is a writing credit on the troubled production of Ya adaptation “Chaos Walking.” So yeah, film fans are aching to see what Kaufman has up his sleeve for his next feature, “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” While the film still is a ways off, the full picture is starting to become a bit clearer.

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None of the ‘New Mutants’ Cast Knows Anything About the Movie’s Release or Rumored Reshoots

None of the ‘New Mutants’ Cast Knows Anything About the Movie’s Release or Rumored Reshoots
The long road to release for Josh Boone’s “The New Mutants” is getting even longer, at least according to cast member Maisie Williams. In a new Rolling Stone cover story, the “Game of Thrones” actress says the much-discussed reshoots that were reportedly intended to “make it scarier” have yet to happen and she’s been left totally clueless as to what’s going on with the project.

Prior to the Disney-Fox merger, Fox had “New Mutants” set for an August 2 release date. Given Williams’ complete lack of certainty about the project’s current status, it appears unlikely the film will see a release this summer. “Who knows when the fuck that’s gonna come out,” Williams said bluntly when asked about the “X-Men” spinoff.

“New Mutants” stars Williams as the mutant Wolfsbane opposite an ensemble cast that includes “Stranger Things” supporting actor Charlie Heaton and “The Witch” and “Split” favorite Anya Taylor-Joy.
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Zack Snyder Confirms A Cut Of His ‘Justice League’ Is “Done” But That Still Doesn’t Mean The Snyder Cut Is Coming

Hold onto your butts, #ReleaseTheSnyderCut faithful! The man himself, Zack Snyder, has confirmed that a “cut” of his “Justice League” exists. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean you’re ever going to see it.

As has been reported at length, Snyder was on hand for a panel at the weekend’s Director’s Cut event. And after he explained why Batman kills people and what would have happened in his “Justice League,” the filmmaker was there to do a meet and greet with fans.

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‘The Perfect Date’ Trailer: Noah Centineo Is a Dream Companion for Hire — Watch

‘The Perfect Date’ Trailer: Noah Centineo Is a Dream Companion for Hire — Watch
Noah Centineo continues to be Netflix’s rom-com It Guy with his upcoming movie “The Perfect Date,” coming this April. Last year, when the actor spoke to IndieWire about “To All the Boys I Loved Before” and “Sienna Burgess Is a Loser,” he also revealed details about the new comedy.

“I just finished a film called [‘The Perfect Date’] with Awesomeness production, the same company that did ‘To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before’ that’s really endearing,” he said. “It’s about a young man who’s very enterprising and comes from a low income household, and decides to create an app that allows anyone to hire him for a stand-in date. He does this in the hopes of making enough money to get into his dream college, and then hopefully learn who he is in the process.”

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‘New Mutants’ Star Is Just As Confused As You Are About ‘X-Men’ Spin-Off: “Who Knows When The F–k It’s Gonna Come Out?”

It happened. Disney now owns and controls the vast library of 20th Century Fox. And as has been beaten into our heads from the millions of articles over the last year, this deal means that the Mouse House controls the ‘X-Men’ films, and thus, can decide the fate of the upcoming films “Dark Phoenix” and “The New Mutants.” While it appears that “Dark Phoenix” is going full steam ahead with its June release, the big question is what is going on with ‘New Mutants.’ And if anyone out there knows, star Maisie Williams would love to find out.

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FX’s ‘What We Do In The Shadows’ Is A Bloody Good Time [Season 1 Review]

The quality-level blood’s been mostly sucked out of the vampire genre in recent years, but damn, Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement really injected some fake teeth funny back into the veins of the genre in 2014. Featuring an inspired mockumentary method about a film crew allowed to document real-life, centuries-old vampires living in an old New Zealand mansion, while employing visual gags and deadpan humor, their co-directed/co-written, “What We Do In The Shadows” was an unexpected hit and left fans wanting more from the odd and quirky vampire’s next door.

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‘The Perfect Date’ Trailer: Noah Centineo Is A Teen Psuedo-Gigolo In Your New Favorite Netflix Rom-Com

Let’s face it – Noah Centineo is probably responsible for tens of millions of people watching Netflix last summer. With his starring roles in “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before…” and “Sierra Burgess is a Loser,” the young actor vaulted to the top of the pile of fresh-faced heartthrobs that will make teens’ hearts all across the world flutter. And so it should be no surprise that Netflix quickly signed him up for a new teen rom-com, titled “The Perfect Date.”

Read More: Noah Centineo Will Declare He Has The Power In New ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Film

In the film’s first trailer, you meet Centineo’s character (the name doesn’t matter), a young guy working at a fast food place with dreams of going to Yale and dating his big crush.

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Tessa Thompson Confirmed for ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Weighs In on Valkyrie-Captain Marvel Fan Buzz

Tessa Thompson Confirmed for ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ Weighs In on Valkyrie-Captain Marvel Fan Buzz
Fans of Tessa Thompson’s Marvel Cinematic Universe character Valkyrie better get excited as the warrior is now confirmed to appear in next month’s “Avengers: Endgame.” Thompson’s involvement in the blockbuster was expected by McU fans, as the character was previously confirmed to have survived Thanos’ destruction of the Asgard ship (post-credits scene of “Thor: Ragnarok”) and his universe-splitting snap (“Avengers: Infinity War”), but the release of a new Valkyrie poster outright confirms the character’s involvement in “Endgame” for the first time.

Thompson’s Valkyrie debuted in “Thor: Ragnarok” and became an instant fan favorite. With no “Thor” sequel announced for the future and Valkyrie entirely absent from “Infinity War,” many McU fans have been wondering when Thompson would reemerge in the McU. Both Marvel and Disney have been keeping Thompson’s involvement in “Endgame” a secret, as Valkyrie has not been spotted in any trailer or TV spots for the tentpole.
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Jon Favreau Is Here To “Avenge The Fallen” In His Very Own ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Poster & Thanos Is So Screwed

This whole Marvel Cinematic Universe thing is getting out of hand. Back in the day, you used to get one, maybe two posters for a film’s release. Then when the Internet and social media became a thing, studios realized that people would shamelessly share every new poster that was released (*raises guilty hand*). But Disney and Marvel Studios have taken the idea of posters to a new level with “Avengers: Endgame.”

Read More: ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Reportedly Clocks In At Just Over 3 Hours & Bladders All Around The World Mourn

Remember a year ago, in a pre-’Infinity War’ world, where Marvel Studios released like a dozen or so posters for the characters that would appear in the film?

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Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Variety Talk Series

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Variety Talk Series
Last Year’s Winner: “Last Week Tonight With John Oliver

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: In the four years since the Variety Series category was split into Talk and Sketch, “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” has won three times — a hot streak unbroken by seven different competitors.

Fun Fact: Despite the Variety Sketch Series category being introduced in 1951, and winners ranging from “The Carol Burnett Show” to “Your Show of Shows” to “In Living Color,” “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” holds the record for most awards in the category by a virtual mile. The Comedy Central landmark has 10 awards, while “Late Show with David Letterman” is the next highest with six, and two series — “The Andy Williams Show” and “The Carol Burnett Show” — are the only other winners with more than two trophies. (They each have three.) Meanwhile, “The Daily Show” won all 10 of its Emmys consecutively, and
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It's Every Man For Himself in S. Craig Zahler's "Dragged Across Concrete"

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In a cultural landscape flooded with paroxysms of sanctimony and indignation, the prospect of a productively provocative work might seem like a non-starter—for when discourse inevitably breaks down into tetchy outbursts of bad-faith criticism, and artists in turn retreat behind self-defined platitudes in an attempt to avoid misunderstanding and offense, is there room for art that explicitly baits such responses, for movies that want to alienate an audience? Then again, as suggested by Dragged Across Concrete, the latest film from writer-director S. Craig Zahler, perhaps this is just a question of intensity.With just three directorial features under his belt, the Miami-born director has positioned himself as a workmanlike genre filmmaker in the vein of Don Siegel, whose Riot in Cell Block 11 (1954) provides the clear model for Zahler’s previous film, Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017). Even before stepping behind the camera, though, Zahler worked mainly as a writer,
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‘El Chicano’ Trailer: Joe Carnahan Pens The Story Of The Mexican-American Batman

Joe Carnahan is a filmmaker that is something of an anomaly. Every now and then, he’ll surprise you with a film that isn’t great, but has some moments that stand out and make you go, “Damn, this isn’t terrible” (“Smokin’ Aces” & “The Grey). Other times, you watch his films that he’s written and you’re like “Wtf?!” (“Death Wish” & “The A-Team”).

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Disney’s Live-Action ‘Dumbo’ Is Filled With Overwhelming Cuteness But Doesn’t Ever Soar [Review]

The 2019 live-action version of “Dumbo” is as though Ehren Kruger watched the original Disney film, and instead of being inspired by the economy of storytelling in the animated classic, the “Transformers: Age of Extinction” screenwriter came away thinking nothing had happened. So the “Dumbo” remake takes the opposite route, turning a 64-minute film into one that runs nearly two hours, full of spectacle and story, but sadly, lacking in substance.

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‘Dumbo’ Review: Tim Burton’s Disney Remake Flies Just High Enough to Clear the Low Bar It Sets for Itself

‘Dumbo’ Review: Tim Burton’s Disney Remake Flies Just High Enough to Clear the Low Bar It Sets for Itself
An anti-corporate fable produced by a massive conglomerate that’s monopolizing the film industry while pawning chintzy reproductions of the precious jewels from its own vault, “Dumbo” isn’t exactly Disney’s finest hour. And yet, it’s almost certain to be the most creatively inspired of the “live-action remakes” the studio is releasing this year. For one thing, Ehren Kruger’s otherwise unremarkable script begins where the 1941 original ends, and dares — in its own tepid way — to add a human element to a story that never really had one. For another, you can only go so wrong with a cast that includes Danny DeVito as a two-bit P.T. Barnum, and a larger than life Michael Keaton as the best villain that a “Bioshock” game never had (brace yourselves for a “Batman Returns” rematch 27 years in the making).

But to the limited extent that “Dumbo” works, it ultimately does
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‘Barry’ Review: Season 2 Builds a Brilliant Black Comedy That Earns Its Darkness

‘Barry’ Review: Season 2 Builds a Brilliant Black Comedy That Earns Its Darkness
In the oft-overlapping world of prestige TV, a common solution to the sophomore slump is to go darker. Some programs take this literally, like “Ozark” with its muddy visual template, while others lean into the more painful themes from Season 1, like “13 Reasons Why” and its redundant circling of teen suicide. After all, one of the best ways to hide a bad case of writers’ block — or otherwise mask the qualitative decline of a formerly strong show — is to make it hard to watch. Who would dare criticize something so bold, so important, so sad?

Well, “Barry” Season 2 is harder to watch. It’s darker, more intense, and seems to tick off many of the warning signs listed above. Yet just as its original premise is the kind of pitch that shouldn’t play — but does, and does oh so very well — so too is its second season a brilliant paradox.
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Jussie Smollett Criminal Charges Dropped, According to His Lawyers

Jussie Smollett Criminal Charges Dropped, According to His Lawyers
The criminal case against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett has been dropped. Smollett was being prosecuted for allegedly staging a hate crime attack on the morning of January 29. Per a statement made by Smollett’s attorney Patricia Brown Holmes, “All criminal charges against Jussie Smollett were dropped and his record has been wiped clean of the filing of this tragic complaint against him.

“Jussie was attacked by two people he was unable to identify on January 29th,” the statement continues. “He was a victim who was vilified and made to appear as a perpetrator as a result of false and inappropriate remarks made to the public, causing an inappropriate rush to judgment. Jussie and many others were hurt by these unfair and unwarranted actions. This entire situation is a reminder that there should never be an attempt to prove a case in the court of public opinion. That is wrong.”

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Jim Carrey Says He Doesn’t Play The Awards Season “Game” & Calls Campaigning For Nominations A “Gigantic Clusterf–k”

Jim Carrey is no stranger to award show accolades. Despite his comic roots, dating back to his famous run on “In Living Color” back in the ‘80s, the actor has firmly cemented himself as one of the more interesting and talented folks working in Hollywood. And because of that talent, Carrey has landed himself seven Golden Globe nominations (including 2 wins) and a slew of other awards. But when you hear the actor talk about awards, it would appear that Carrey couldn’t care less about the trophies.

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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Deleted Scene: Kiki Layne and Diego Luna Bond Over Love (And Wine)

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Deleted Scene: Kiki Layne and Diego Luna Bond Over Love (And Wine)
While Barry Jenkins’ emotional and evocative James Baldwin adaptation “If Beale Street Could Talk” is primarily focused on the relationship between its fated lovers Tish and Fonny, the Oscar winner also folds in a number of essential supporting performances. One, of course, belongs to this year’s Best Supporting Actress winner Regina King, but the film also features remarkable turns from Teyonah Parris and Brian Tyree Henry. But look closer still, and “Beale Street” comes alive with smaller parts for actors like Dave Franco and Diego Luna.

“Beale Street” stars newcomer Kiki Layne as Clementine “Tish” Rivers, a young woman who fights to exonerate her imprisoned boyfriend after he is wrongfully accused of rape. The pressure to get Alonzo “Fonny” Hunt (Stephan James) out of jail becomes heightened after Tish discovers she is pregnant. IndieWire’s Eric Kohn hailed “Beale Street” as a “masterful poetic romance” in his A- review out of Tiff.
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Maisie Williams Talks Finally Being Relevant In The Main Plot Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ & Talks Final Season Connections To Season 1

Of all the characters in the great ensemble TV series known as HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” Maisie William’s Arya Stark is perhaps the most controversial. The young character started as a headstrong wannabe warrior, right in the thick of things, but through many of those middle seasons, Arya became sidelined in a faraway land, with really no connection to the main plot. Luckily, last season saw that change and now Arya has rejoined the fight, and not a second too soon.

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