A New Cut of ‘Ali’ Is Now Available on Blu-Ray

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Michael Mann has gone back and re-edited several of his films, including Manhunter and most recently, Blackhat. Sometimes these changes are substantial, other times they’re redundant. The director believes his last cut of The Last of the Mohicans is the superior film, while most of his fans seem to agree the Director’s Cut of Miami Vice is the inferior version. Now Mann has gone back and changed another one of his films, Ali, for the third time.

Below, learn more about the new Ali alternate cut.

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Five Movie Commentaries to Listen to in January

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While Damien Chazelle‘s La La Land wears its fondness for old school Hollywood productions proudly on its sleeve, his portrayal of present-day Los Angeles is hardly unflattering. It’s a movie so appealing to the eye it’s almost impossible to see nothing except beauty in La La Land, but it captures a genuinely lovely part of the city: it’s a place a lot of driven and passionate people move to every day.

After seeing the film a second time, it made me want to revisit a few movies set in Los Angeles, including Boogie NightsThe GraduateKiss Kiss Bang Bang, and a few others, which all feature some commentary tracks worth listening to.

Below, check out this January’s movie commentary recommendations.

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Legendary Pictures CEO Thomas Tull Resigns

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The founder of Legendary Pictures, Thomas Tull, has resigned as CEO. Tull founded Legendary in 2000, and by 2005, it was a production and financing partner of Warner Bros. The first movie they partnered on was Batman Begins, paving the way for their Dark Knight trilogy. By 2009, Tull was the majority shareholder of Legendary, which was a few years before the company went from working with Warners to Universal. During his years as CEO of Legendary Pictures, he made a lot of nerds happy, making movies like Pacific RimGodzillaWatchmen, and other major titles.

Below, learn what’s next for Tull and Legendary Pictures.

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Is the ‘Eastern Promises’ Sequel Back On?

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David Cronenberg was originally going to shoot the Eastern Promises sequel towards the end of 2012. For undisclosed reasons, Focus Features pulled the plug on the film, which would’ve brought back Viggo MortensenVincent Cassel, and other actors from the excellent 2007 crime movie. Now, new details suggest the sequel might happen after all.

Below, learn more about the Eastern Promises sequel.

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Kingpin MCU

Whether a character from DaredevilJessica Jones, or any of Marvel’s other shows could cross over into Marvel’s movies is just a matter of timing, Marvel chief Kevin Feige always says. If there’s one actor from one of those shows that’d like to make the jump, it’s Vincent D’Onofrio. The Kingpin actor admits, however, it’s “pretty much been said it’s not going to happen,” or at least not for a long, long time.

Below, read what else D’Onofrio had to say about the MCU.

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riverdale teaser

Archie is under a lot of pressure in the messy Riverdale pilot. He can’t get over what happened between him Miss Grundy and he clashes with his dad (Luke Perry), as he struggles between going into the family business or pursuing his musical aspirations. The town of Riverdale is even worse off, following the death of Jason Blossom. There’s a lot of angst and misery going on in Riverdale, which gets off to a rough start but isn’t without potential.

Below, watch a new Riverdale teaser.

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Mike Judge

A new animated show is on the way from The King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-head creator Mike Judge. Cinemax has ordered eight episodes of Mike Judge Presents: Tales From the Tour Bus, which is now in production. Judge co-created the half-hour comedy series with Richard Mullins and Dub Cornett (The Last Ride).

Below, learn more about the new Mike Judge animated show.

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John Wick: Chapter 2 images

We’re counting the days until John Wick (Keanu Reeves) returns. Right now, we only have 25 days to go, or less than 600 hours, until we get to see the character back in action. This time he’s in Rome and up against the likes of Ruby Rose. We’ve already seen a decent amount from the marketing for the sequel, but if you want to see more of John Wick before the movie opens in theaters, then check out some new John Wick: Chapter 2 images below.

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Stranger Things season two

Back in November filming began on Stranger Things season two. Plot details are mostly under wraps, but creators Matt and Ross Duffer, the cast, and executive producer Shawn Levy (Uncharted) have occasionally shared some information on what to expect. In a recent interview, Levy, who returned to direct two episodes, called next season “bigger and potentially darker in its stakes.”

Below, read what else Levy had to say about Stranger Things season two.

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James Corden Joins Ocean's 8 Cast

The Late Late Night Show host James Corden has a role in Ocean’s 8. The actor and entertainer will play a character suspicious of the eight thieves, played by Cate BlanchettSandra BullockMindy Kaling, and Sarah Paulson, to name a few. The cast for director Gary Ross‘ Ocean’s 11 spin-off continues to grow more impressive.

Below, learn more about James Corden’s role in the Ocean’s 8 cast.

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