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UK box office preview: ‘Bombshell’ battles ‘Bad Boys For Life’

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UK box office preview: ‘Bombshell’ battles ‘Bad Boys For Life’
Also opening: ‘Just Mercy’, ‘Waves’, ‘A Hidden Life’.

Awards contender Bombshell goes up against franchise reboot Bad Boys For Life at the UK box office this weekend.

Released through Lionsgate, Bombshell tells the true story of several women at Fox News who exposed former CEO Roger Ailes for multiple cases of sexual harassment in 2016.

The film stars Charlize Theron as Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly, with Nicole Kidman as fellow host Gretchen Carlson and Margot Robbie as a young producer at the network who is a composite of several people.

Directed by Jay Roach, Bombshell has garnered significant awards attention,
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CinemAddicts Podcast Reviews Michael B. Jordan Drama ‘Just Mercy’

Directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, Just Mercy is the true story of civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson’s (Michael B. Jordan) attempts to prove the innocence of death row inmate Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx). Brie Larson, who worked with Cretton in Short Term 12 and The Glass Castle, co-stars as Eva Ansley, an advocate who [...]

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Bill & Ted Join Face The Music With Their Daughters In New Photo

Two of our favorite time travelers are set to return in this year’s Bill & Ted Face the Music, the third installment of the franchise, following its predecessors Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) and Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey (1991).

One of the new additions to the upcoming 2020 film is the inclusion of the main characters’ daughters and today, we’ve got a newly-released image which showcases Bill S. Preston Esq. and Ted Logan meeting up with none other than their own flesh and blood.

The groovin’ and movin’ family has expanded and Bill and Ted’s daughters plan on aiding them in their latest venture through time and space. From their humble beginnings in that cramped, stuffy garage, the two buds have been through a lot. They have plenty of tales to tell and songs to sing, but the world needs them once again.

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Win Free Passes To The St. Louis Advance Screening Of Just Mercy

Michael B. Jordan and Oscar winners Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson star in “Just Mercy,” an inspiring drama that brings one of the most important stories of our time to the big screen.

Award-winning filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton directed the film from a screenplay he co-wrote, based on Bryan Stevenson’s bestselling memoir.

Just Mercy” is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and
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10 Reasons Brigette Lundy-Paine Is the Inspirational Icon You Need Right Now

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So this isn't news to anyone, but Brigette Lundy-Paine is cool as hell. The 25-year-old actress first came on the scene when she played Maureen Walls in 2017's The Glass Castle, and now she's stealing the spotlight as Sam Gardner's youngest sister Casey on Netflix's Atypical. Season three of the dramedy provides some major changes for Sam as he begins his first semester of college, but it provides even bigger changes for Casey, who finally examines those confusing feelings she has for her friend Izzie. Both onscreen and off, Brigette is an outspoken queen we want more of in our lives, and here are just a few reasons why she deserves your undivided attention.

Related: 10 TV Shows That Atypical Fans Will Love as Much as Sam Loves Penguins
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‘Just Mercy’: A Real-Life Legal Drama About an American Hero

‘Just Mercy’: A Real-Life Legal Drama About an American Hero
Just Mercy isn’t what you would call groundbreaking — you’ve seen this kind of legal drama before, many times over. But the hard truths about racial injustice in its fact-based storytelling come through loud and clear, thanks to stellar performances from Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx.

Jordan plays Bryan Stevenson, a young man fresh out of Harvard law who, in 1989, decides to start an Equal Justice Initiative in Monroe County, Alabama, to take on the lost-cause cases of inmates on death row. Such a client is Walter McMillian (Foxx), a.
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‘Just Mercy’ reviews: Michael B. Jordan is a ‘powerhouse’ in biographical drama about death row crusader

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‘Just Mercy’ reviews: Michael B. Jordan is a ‘powerhouse’ in biographical drama about death row crusader
The legal drama “Just Mercy” aims for inspiration over the holidays, opening Christmas Day with its story of real-life legal crusader Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan), who fought to save a wrongly convicted man (Jamie Foxx) from death row. But did it land with critics?

As of this writing the film has a MetaCritic score of 66 based on 21 reviews counted thus far: 15 positive, 6 somewhat mixed, but none outright negative. Elsewhere, the film has a Rotten Tomatoes freshness rating of 79% based on 81 reviews. Rt classifies reviews merely as positive or negative, which means 64 of those critics give it a thumbs up, while 17 give it a thumbs down. The Rt critics’ consensus sums up the film’s reception by saying, “‘Just Mercy’ dramatizes a real-life injustice with solid performances, a steady directorial hand, and enough urgency to overcome a certain degree of earnest advocacy.”

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Just Mercy Trailer #2: Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Foxx Lay Down the Law

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Warner Bros. has released a brand new trailer for Just Mercy. This is a prestige drama from director Destin Daniel Cretton, who has assembled an A-list cast to bring this tale to the big screen, led by Michael B. Jordan. Jordan is joined by a pair of Oscar-winners in Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson for what looks to be a powerful and emotional drama that has awards season written all over it.

The first Just Mercy trailer dropped in early September. The latest footage kicks off in dramatic fashion as we see Jamie Foxx's character being sentenced to death in a courtroom. This prompts an understandably impassioned response from his son, especially considering that a supposedly innocent man has just been put to his death by a court of law. Michael B. Jordan is positioned as a real-life modern hero here as he makes it his goal to see this wrongfully imprisoned man exonerated.
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UTA Signs ‘New Girl’ Alum And Current ‘Neighborhood’ Star Max Greenfield

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UTA Signs ‘New Girl’ Alum And Current ‘Neighborhood’ Star Max Greenfield
Exclusive: UTA has signed actor Max Greenfield, known for his seven-year run on New Girl and a current starring role opposite Cedric the Entertainer in CBS sitcom The Neighborhood, in all areas.

Greenfield earned a Golden Globe supporting actor nomination for playing Schmidt on New Girl. He also appeared in episodes of FX’s American Crime Story: The Assassination Of Gianni Versace.

The Neighborhood is in its second season on CBS. Earlier this month, it hit a season high with 5.95 million total viewers tuning in to see Calvin (played by Cedric the Entertainer) and Tina (Tichina Arnold) renew their wedding vows.

Viewers may also recall seeing Greenfield in three different iterations of Veronica Mars — the original Upn and CW series that ran from 2004 to 2007; a feature film continuation; and the Hulu series reboot. He played Leo D’Amato, newbie sheriff’s deputy who befriended Veronica (Kristen Bell) and helped with her detective work.
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Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Locks in The Matrix Cinematographer

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Marvel Studios has nabbed yet another masterful creator. The box office dominating studio has picked up groundbreaking cinematographer Bill Pope for the upcoming film Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Pope is joining director Destin Daniel Cretton to help bring the Master of Kung-Fu to the big screen.

Bill Pope is known for captivating audiences with boundary-pushing technology. Collaborating with revered filmmakers like the Wachowskis on The Matrix movies, Edgar Wright and Sam Raimi, Pope has shaped the visuals of some of film's most admired blockbusters. He served as Director of Photography on Raimi's Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3, Scott Pilgrim vs the World, Wright's Baby Driver and Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book.

He is credited as Cinematographer on Kid Who Would Be King as well as the series Cosmos for which he was nominated for an Emmy while also serving as director.

One of his most notable projects,
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Brie Larson on Creating a Symbol with ‘Captain Marvel’

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Brie Larson on Creating a Symbol with ‘Captain Marvel’
In the upcoming legal drama “Just Mercy,” Brie Larson — who won the best actress Oscar for 2015’s “Room” — plays Alabama civil rights activist Eva Ansley. Based on Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir of the same name, “Just Mercy” tells the story of Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and Ansley’s founding of the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that gives legal support to prisoners. In the film, directed by Destin Daniel Cretton, the organization finds its footing as Stevenson works to free the wrongfully convicted death row inmate Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx).

Just Mercy” was the first Warner Bros. film to be made under WarnerMedia’s ambitious diversity and inclusion policy, an element that Larson loved about the filmmaking experience — that for “the first time, I was a minority on a film,” she tells Variety. “In every part of my day, I was having an authentic conversation about what it was that we were making.
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Why Brie Larson Took on ‘Just Mercy’: ‘It Just Gave Me This Fire Inside’

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Why Brie Larson Took on ‘Just Mercy’: ‘It Just Gave Me This Fire Inside’
In Bryan Stevenson’s 2014 memoir, “Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption,” the activist lawyer and viral Ted Talker recounts his move to Alabama, his co-founding of the advocacy organization Equal Justice Initiative and his representation of Walter McMillian — a wrongfully convicted death-row inmate Stevenson worked to exonerate.

This December, the story will be brought to the screen by director Destin Daniel Cretton, with Michael B. Jordan as Stevenson, Jamie Foxx as McMillian, and Brie Larson as Eva Ansley, Eji’s other founder. As a film, “Just Mercy” is a courtroom drama, a character study and an indictment of the United States’ racist legal system.

Larson first learned of Stevenson and Eji from her friend and frequent collaborator Cretton. Over dinner in Montreal as they prepared to shoot “The Glass Castle” — their second film together after 2013’s “Short Term 12” — Larson and Cretton were “doing our usual,” she says.
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Charlie Shotwell in First Trailer for Ciarán Foy's Creepy Horror Film 'Eli'

"Why do I feel worse?!" Netflix has unveiled the first official trailer for an indie horror film called Eli, the latest from acclaimed Irish filmmaker Ciarán Foy (of Citadel and Sinister 2). This hasn't premiered at any film festivals, but will be dropping right onto Netflix in a few weeks - just in time for the horror season. Eli is about a young boy named Eli, played by Charlie Shotwell, receiving treatment for his auto-immune disorder, who discovers that the house he's living isn't as safe as he thought. He moves into a "safe house" but starts to feel even worse, and starts to see some very creepy things. The full cast includes Kelly Reilly, Max Martini, Lili Taylor, Sadie Sink, Deneen Tyler, and Katia Gomez. This is a seriously freaky deaky little trailer. Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Ciarán Foy's Eli, from ...
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Shang-chi Project Synopsis, Production Start Date Revealed, and Star Simu Liu Shows Off His Marvel Fandom

One of the upcoming Phase 4 Marvel films that I’m super excited about is Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings. I’m just such a huge fan of martial arts films, and now Marvel is actually making one!

Thanks to a recent update on the production, we’ve learned that the movie will start production on November 1st in Australia. That update came along with a simple synopsis that reads:

In the comics, Shang-Chi is the son of China-based globalist who raised and educated his progeny in his reclusive China compound, closed off to the outside world. The son trained in the martial arts and developed unsurpassed skills.

We also know that the main villain of the story will be The Mandarin. Destin Daniel Cretton is set to direct the film from a script written by Dave Callaham.

Shang-Chi first appeared in Special Marvel Edition #15 in December 1973 and
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‘Just Mercy’ Q&a: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson felt a ‘personal responsibility’ to tell death row true story [Watch]

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‘Just Mercy’ Q&a: Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx and Brie Larson felt a ‘personal responsibility’ to tell death row true story [Watch]
“I took it as a personal responsibility to run towards his message,” said Michael B. Jordan about his new film “Just Mercy,” in which he plays Bryan Stevenson, the real-life lawyer who has spent his career advocating for prisoners on death row. Jordan, his co-stars, and director Destin Daniel Cretton screened and discussed the film on Sunday night, September 8, for an audience full of media and industry members at the DGA Theater in New York City. Watch part of that Q&a above.

Just Mercy” focuses on a period early in Stevenson’s legal career when he defended Walter McMillian (played by Jamie Foxx), who was wrongly convicted of and sentenced to death for the murder of a white woman in Alabama. “I was really embarrassed that I didn’t know that much about him. I didn’t know that much about his work,” Jordan admitted about learning the story
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‘Just Mercy’ Review: Dir. Destin Daniel Cretton (2019) [Tiff]

Just Mercy review: A superb all-star cast assembles for a remarkable true story based on the professional life of Bryan Stevenson, the Alabama-based defence lawyer who gained status and regard for taking on difficult death row cases where inmates have been served disservice, and even incarcerated when they are completely innocent.

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In the film version of his story, Michael B. Jordan plays Stevenson, who we meet for the first time at the start of the movie when he is still in college, acting as an intern for a law firm representing prisoners on remand facing the death penalty. It is here where he gets the desire to represent inmates on the row, though we almost immediately fast forward two years after he has graduated Harvard and about to move down to Alabama to set up shop. There, he meets Walter McMillian, played by Jamie Foxx,
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Shang-Chi Director Isn’t Ruling Out A Captain Marvel Cameo

One of the new heroes joining the McU over the next couple of years is Shang-Chi, with Simu Liu debuting as the master martial artist in February 2021’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Often a familiar face will turn up in a fresh character’s first movie to sort of welcome them into the Marvel family, but we’ve yet to have it confirmed whether Shang-Chi will follow this trend. If it does, though, there’s a chance Captain Marvel might drop by.

Director Destin Daniel Cretton spoke with MTV NewsJosh Horowitz while at the Toronto Film Festival where his latest movie, Just Mercy, had its premiere. Obviously, the topic of his upcoming McU effort came up and Cretton was asked whether Just Mercy star Brie Larson could appear as Carol Danvers in Shang-Chi. Surprisingly, the filmmaker didn’t rule the idea out. “I mean, I
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Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx And ‘Just Mercy’ Ignite Oscar Talk At Tiff World Premiere Screenings – Toronto

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After a string of Oscar contenders have now dropped at both Venice and Telluride, all eyes are on Canada, as the first major World Premiere of an Academy Award hopeful took place Friday night and this morning, and it was Warner Bros which delivered it with a punch.

Just Mercy, the true story of lawyer Bryan Stevenson (played by Michael B. Jordan) and his efforts in Alabama to free wrongly convicted prisoners sentenced to death, focusing particularly on one named Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who was convicted of murdering a teenage girl, even though the evidence pointed otherwise. The film details Stevenson’s quest for justice, and it is powerful stuff. The Toronto first night audience handed the film unusually strong applause (especially considering there was no Q&a or spotlight on the filmmakers during the end credits) after its first screening at the Roy Thompson Hall, and then multiple
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‘Just Mercy’ Review: Michael B. Jordan Soars in Familiar Courtroom Drama

The true events that form the basis of “Just Mercy” took place 20 years ago, but they sadly resonate across many eras, from the distant past all the way through the present. The saga of Harvard grad Bryan Stevenson, the social-justice advocate who fought to exonerate condemned men in Alabama, relies on the beats of a familiar courtroom procedural to illustrate the many hurdles involved in fighting wrongful convictions. , who brings such credible drive as the indefatigable Stevenson he practically carries the movie across the finish line by himself.

But there’s more to it than that. “Just Mercy” is the social-justice crowdpleaser that director Destin Daniel Cretton was bound to make at some point following his 2013 breakout “Short Term 12,” a smaller-scale look at institutional challenges and the passionate figures wrestling with the machinery within. (It’s also a welcome return to form after the misbegotten family drama “The Glass Castle.
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Michael B Jordan Pleads for Mercy in New Trailer for Civil Rights Biopic ‘Just Mercy’ (Video)

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Michael B Jordan Pleads for Mercy in New Trailer for Civil Rights Biopic ‘Just Mercy’ (Video)
Michael B. Jordan gets a shock to the system visiting death row for the first time in the new trailer for “Just Mercy,” setting him on a journey to fight for the rights of inmates who are just like him but have been wrongly convicted.

“The first time I visited death row, I wasn’t expecting to meet somebody the same age as me, from a neighborhood just like ours. Could’ve been me, mama,” Jordan says in the trailer’s opening moments.

Just Mercy” is based on the true-life story of civil rights defense lawyer and activist Bryan Stevenson and follows a young Stevenson (Jordan) as he fights to defend and free those wrongly convicted of crimes with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson).

Also Read: Michael B. Jordan on Importance of Civil Rights Drama 'Just Mercy': 'I Don't Want to Mess This Up'
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