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jeffrey tambor leaves transparent

Three weeks after Amazon launched an investigation into two separate sexual harassment claims, star Jeffrey Tambor announced that he is leaving Transparent.

The Amazon comedy-drama series became the subject of scrutiny after Tambor’s former assistant and transgender actress Van Barnes accused the actor of repeatedly engaging in inappropriate behavior towards her in early November. A week later, transgender actress and Transparent semi-regular Trace Lysette alleged that Tambor also sexually harassed her on set.

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Justice League Spoiler Review

(In our Spoiler Reviews, we take a deep dive into a new release and get to the heart of what makes it tick…and every story point is up for discussion. In this entry: the superhero team-up extravaganza Justice League.)

You can’t save the world alone, and saving the DCEU might be even more of a challenge. After Warner Bros. and DC finally found their footing with Wonder Woman, the superhero series trips over its own cape with the cacophonous Justice League. What should be a moment of triumph for the series – the long-awaited team-up of their signature heroes – instead feels like an uncomfortable obligation. It’s like a weekend visit to grandma – you don’t want to do it, there’s other things you’d really like to be doing, but you figure you make the effort because she’ll be gone soon.

As of this writing, Justice League is underperforming even more than anyone expected. The film failed to break the coveted $100 million domestic weekend opening gross, which will no doubt lead to a string of think-pieces pondering, “What went wrong with the DCEU?” With all this in mind, it almost feels cruel to hammer Justice League more. But this is the task at hand. I come not to praise Justice League, nor do I come to bury it. Instead, I want to try to get to the heart of what makes it tick. This is a garish, visually hideous work of pop art, yet I firmly believe it has its heart in the right place: it wants to tell a fun, entertaining story about a group of people coming together to solve a huge problem, and growing as they do so. But what it wants to do, and what it actually does are two very different things. This Justice League spoiler review will highlight what works best in the film, and what doesn’t work at all.

Spoilers follow, obviously.

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justice league box office

Justice League failed to live up to the sky-high expectations of fans and box office trackers on its opening weekend, raking in a mere $96 million domestically, lower than what was initially predicted. That makes it the lowest opening for any DCEU Film.

With the pressure high on Justice League to keep up the momentum of the summer’s runaway success that was Wonder Woman, and to salvage the teetering DC Extended Universe, could these disappointing box office numbers spell doomsday for the fledgling superhero cinematic universe?

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Crazy 4 Cult 11 Art

Gallery 1988 has delivered another round of incredible pop culture artwork with Crazy 4 Cult 11, the latest iteration of the recurring exhibition of artwork paying tribute to some of our favorite movies.

This time we have a collection that includes pieces honoring movies like Gremlins, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Big Lebowski, National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation, Poltergeist, Blade Runner, Beetlejuice, Back to the Future, and even The Room. Check out some of our favorite pieces from the Crazy 4 Cult 11 art show below. Read More »

Westworld - Morning Watch

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, find out how the visual effects wizards behind Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets created the massive city of Alpha. Plus, take way too much time to think about how bullets work on HBO’s Westworld, and see how Bruce Wayne’s charity Thanksgiving event goes wrong on Saturday Night Live. Read More »

A Wrinkle in Time Trailer

Traveling 91 billion light years has never looked so surreal and fantastic.

A new trailer for Ava DuVernay‘s adaptation of the Madeleine L’Engle fantasy classic A Wrinkle in Time has been released by Disney, and it continues the film’s parade of lush visuals and trippy space-time travel.

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Trust teaser

If you thought All The Money In the World was the only J. Paul Getty-related drama on the horizon, guess again: FX has an entire TV series about the Getty family coming up. The Danny Boyle-directed series, called Trust, features Donald Sutherland in the role of cold-hearted billionaire J. Paul Getty, and the first Trust teaser gives us a look at his sure-to-be-memorable performance.

Ridley Scott’s All The Money In the World made headlines recently when Scott decided to remove scenes involving actor Kevin Spacey and reshoot them with Christopher Plummer. Spacey, and now Plummer, plays J. Paul Getty, an oil tycoon who refused to pay the ransom when his grandson John Paul Getty III was kidnapped. We have yet to see what Plummer’s take on the performance may be, but he apparently has some competition from Donald Sutherland. Sutherland is playing the same role in the FX series Trust, and the first Trust teaser shows us Sutherland’s droll, darkly amusing take on the character. Watch it below. Read More »

X-Files season 11

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Divorce season 2 has a trailer.
  • Difficult People has been cancelled.
  • The X-Files season 11 has a premiere date, and so does 9-1-1.
  • Garret Dillahunt and Jenna Elfman join Fear the Walking Dead.
  • You’re the Worst renewed for a final season.
  • StartUp renewed by Crackle.
  • Shoot the Messenger has a premiere date and trailer.
  • Say goodbye to Chiller Network.
  • An artist laid-of from Louis C.K.‘s animated series The Cops penned an open letter.

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Photos

It’s about that time for Star Wars fans to start figuring out just how much they want to know about the next chapter of the sci-fi saga.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is less than a month away, and new details are being revealed everyday. For the most part, spoilers are being kept under tight wraps, but that doesn’t there aren’t tidbits of information being revealed that people would just as soon leave undiscovered until they see the movie next month. But if you’re one of those fans who likes the hints and details leading up to the release of the movie, then you’ll want to check out the new Star Wars: The Last Jedi photos below along with some interesting story nuggets regarding the dynamic between Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and Rey (Daisy Ridley). Read More »

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV Spot

We’re less than a month from the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and the onslaught of marketing for the next chapter of the Skywalker saga is increasing everyday. Now that all the theatrical trailers have been released, we’re starting to get tidbits of new footage by way of TV spots, and a new one has just popped up.

Most of the Star Wars: The Last Jedi TV spots feature recycled footage from the trailers, but in a new glimpse at the sequel from director Rian Johnson, we see some new footage of Finn (John Boyega) as he plays catch-up with what’s going on between the Resistance and the First Order. Read More »