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This week, DavidJeff, and Devindra discuss this year’s Emmy wins, ponder the commitment of American Vandal to the bit, and offer their interpretations of Darren Aronofsky’s mother!. Special guest Andy Signore joins us from Screen Junkies.
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Considering the cinematic landscape right now, we knew it wouldn’t be long before Oscar-winner Alicia Vikander went from making small films like The Danish Girl and Ex Machina to signing on to a big budget franchise-starter, and that’s exactly what happened when she boarded Tomb Raider, Warner Bros.’ upcoming movie adaptation of the 2013 video game reboot. Now the first trailer for the film has arrived, with Vikander playing a young version of gaming icon Lara Croft. Grab your bow and arrow, sharpen your ice pick, and check out the new trailer below.
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Warner Bros. has been looking to adapt Katsuhiro Otomo‘s 1988 film Akira into a pair of big budget, live-action feature films for nearly a decade, with the first attempt hoping to star Leonardo DiCaprio back in 2008. If you reading this site any time between then and now, you’ve probably stumbled across tons of articles about the movie as it picked up (and dropped) various talent with producers fighting to get it made. It’s been a constant presence in development hell for as long as I’ve been writing about film news online.

Now, yet again, WB has breathed new life into the project and has attached another fascinating director to potentially translate the story into a massive blockbuster. Taika Waititi, the New Zealand-born filmmaker responsible for films like What We Do In The Shadows and the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, is the latest person to get sucked into this film’s whirlpool. Will he be the one to finally break the curse and get this damn thing made already?
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What scene will The Avengers 4 have that takes place in the 1960s? How can you get your hands on the Funko POP Vinyl figure of Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn? Why didn’t Wonder Woman have a post-credits scene? What does director Matthew Vaughn want to do with Superman if he directs a Man of Steel sequel? Could Crossbones come back to the MCU after all? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Zack Snyder’s short film Snow Steam Iron is now available to stream on the social network Vero. The arrival of the short comes at dark moment in the filmmaker’s career and this could provide some interesting insight into what the director of Batman v Superman, Watchmen, and 300 is doing now that he’s stepped away from superhero movies for the time being. After all, sometimes an artist needs to get back to the basics and clear his head.

Of course, you have to download an app to watch it, but we’ll get to that in a moment.

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Trailer roundup Gaga

Sometimes, while we’re buried in the deluge of never-ending movie news, a few trailers manage to slip past us. But in an effort to never miss anything essential, we take hold of our metaphorical novelty-sized butterfly net, reach back, and scoop them up for articles just like this one. In this trailer round-up, get the newest looks at The Foreigner, Gaga: Five Foot TwoThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, and more.
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The LEGO Ninjago Movie

Not too long ago, we highlighted a new featurette for The LEGO Ninjago Movie that took us behind the scenes of the animated spin-off to The LEGO Movie. We got to meet the cast, see some improvisation done during dialogue recording, and see new footage from the movie. Now we get a different kind of glimpse behind the scenes, this time within the world of the movie itself.

A new fully animated featurette takes audiences “behind the bricks” of The LEGO Ninjago Movie, guided by the characters in the movie as if they were the real actors bringing the story to life. Not only does it provide some amusing introductions for the film’s characters, but it shows off a bunch of new footage from the movie as well. Read More »

Watchmen TV show

Earlier this year, news broke that Lost and The Leftovers co-creator Damon Lindelof was in talks with HBO to adapt Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal superhero graphic novel Watchmen into a TV series. About a month later, Lindelof denied having met with HBO about the project…but now, thanks to an Instagram post from the man himself, we know that he’s officially begun work on the Watchmen TV show.
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Just Getting Started trailer 2

Director Ron Shelton built his career making sports movies like Bull DurhamWhite Men Can’t Jump, Tin Cup, and Play It To The Bone, but now his most recent feature was 2003’s Hollywood Homicide, a quasi-buddy comedy that featured the main characters butting heads but ultimately working together to achieve a goal. Now, 14 years later, he’s back with Just Getting Started, yet another film in which the leads squabble and eventually join forces. But this time, the gimmick is that he’s directing old guys: Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones star in this goofy-looking comedy, and you can watch the new trailer right here.
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When Channel Zero first premiered in 2016, it was clear that a new age of anthology series was upon us. SYFY’s creepypasta-inspired program kicked off with Candle Cove, a tale of a haunted children’s show that drives kids to murder. Thanks to the popularity of Black Mirror and American Horror Story, the series brought new life to the horror anthology formula, making Candle Cove one of the scariest tales to hit the small-screen last year. Now, we’re just days away from the season 2 premiere, and from what we’ve seen, things are about to get a whole lot crazier. Ladies and gentlemen welcome to The No-End House.

“We want every season to be a different flavor of horror; we want every season to give the viewer a new experience,” series creator Nick Antosca explained on a conference call with select members of the press. It’s an intriguing statement, for sure, and one that rings true with No-End House. Inspired by Brian Russell’s original creepypasta tale, the new six-episode season follows Margot Sleator as she attempts to escape the horrors of an elusive pop-up home-haunt while reconciling a trauma from her past in the process.

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