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Fox CinemaCon Presentation

Our own Peter Sciretta has spent the past week in Las Vegas for CinemaCon 2017, where he has been reporting on trailers, clips, and even full screenings shared by Hollywood’s biggest studios. Today, he attended 20th Century Fox’s presentation, where he saw footage from War For the Planet of the Apes, Alien: Covenant, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Murder on the Orient Express, Red Sparrow, The Greatest Showman, and more. His thoughts, in video and written form, can be found below.

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the mindy project final season

Consider The Mindy Project complete.

Mindy Kaling‘s rom-com riff, which spent so many years on the bubble (first getting cancelled by Fox after three seasons before getting picked up by Hulu), is ending its run with its sixth and final season, airing this September.

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Hans Zimmer interview

If you want to learn about composing movie music, why not go to one of the masters? The opportunity to take a class from Hans Zimmer is now only a few clicks away. The man behind the scores for The Thin Red LineInceptionThelma & Louse, and other favorites is now available to teach movie fans a thing or two about his job, as he’s now another one of MasterClass’ great teachers.

Zimmer, whose work has excited and moved us throughout his varied career, is often seen in his workspace in the MasterClass, explaining the nuts and bolts of the process, sometimes showing us what isn’t always easy to communicate in words. We recently spoke with the composer about having to explain instinct, taking a closer look at his work, and memories of working with Terrence Malick, Christopher Nolan, and Ridley Scott.

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legion episode 7 review 3

FX’s Legion may be an X-Men property, but it’s only very loosely based on the comic. That’s worked out to its benefit, as the show has been able to do some utterly insane things with its storyline, some of which have never been attempted on TV before. This is a comic property that for the most part doesn’t feel like one, and for that it’s stronger.

But that’s not to say there aren’t some wonderful places it could go. Armed with a Marvel Unlimited subscription that allows access to nearly every David Haller story ever published, I took a look to get some ideas of where the story can go in the second season now that origin story is out of the way. While it’s hard to imagine Legion adapting any of these stories literally, it could take inspiration from them in some capacity. After all, the show’s arch-villain is drawn straight from the X-Men comics.

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War for the Planet of the Apes trailer

The war between man and ape is in full swing, and it doesn’t look pretty. Director Matt Reeves‘ War for the Planet of the Apes looks like the biggest and perhaps most intense addition to the series yet, but it also looks to continue the series’ great tradition of thoughtful science-fiction. Talk of war and abandoning humanity to save humanity is every bit as thrilling as some ape vs. man action in the latest War for the Planet of the Apes trailer.

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game of thrones season 7 trailer

We’ve reached the point of the year when Game of Thrones is supposed to be returning. Our bodies are ready, our minds sharp, our notebooks for keeping track of character names primed. But due to production delay necessary to film in colder weather (because winter has come and all), we still have a few months to wait. In the meantime, we can all sit back and enjoy this new Game of Thrones season 7 trailer.

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TURN IT OFF

Stephen King’s massive tome of terror It is coming to the big screen this September, care of Andrés Muschietti’s adaptation. It previously came to life via a 1990 ABC miniseries, featuring an iconic performance from Tim Curry as Pennywise the Clown. It’ll be hard to fill Curry’s clown shoes, but Bill Skarsgård is going to give it a go.

The first teaser trailer for It arrived this week, so let’s go ahead and break this creepshow down. One thing this trailer makes clear: Muschietti is staying true to the source material while also forging his own path and not simply remaking the miniseries.

Spoilers lie ahead. This is a deep dive.

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batgirl movie

UPDATE: Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Barbara Gordon will be definitely be the subject of the movie (a few other women have worn the cowl over the years) and that the “New 52” version of the character will be used “as a starting point.”

In today’s “piece of news that somehow manages to feel simultaneously shocking and inevitable,” Joss Whedon is currently in negotiations with Warner Bros. to write, direct and produce a Batgirl movie that will be part of their DC Extended Universe. Let’s talk about what this means.

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war machine trailer

Brad Pitt has always been at his best when he abandons all pretense of being a “movie star” and embraces his inner-character actor. So there’s plenty of fun to be had in the War Machine trailer from watching one of the most famous men in the world vanish under a grey head of hair and a grizzled accent.

Pitt seems to be putting his energies into a film that feels designed to ruffle feathers. While the new film from Animal Kingdom director David Michôd is based on the non-fiction book The Operators, his execution looks almost purely comedic. This appears to be a harsh and satiric look at the United States’ military operations in Afghanistan, falling somewhere between Dr. Strangelove and Three Kings.

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legion season finale review

Well, the first season of Legion is over and it’s a good thing we already know a second one is on the way because it left us with one hell of a cliffhanger. However, “Chapter 8” built to that cliffhanger in the most satisfying way possible, delivering gonzo action and wild character beats while also exploring its themes with humor and style. Let’s take a closer look.

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