Westworld season 2 images

HBO has released a new batch of Westworld season 2 images. There are plenty of familiar faces, but these photos also give us our first look at Get Out actress Betty Gabriel in the show. She’s about as far from Georgina as possible here: she’s traded her maid outfit for some body armor and a high-powered rifle. Let’s take a closer look and see what these images might tell us about the new season. Giddy up.
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ready player one title theme

Alan Silvestri was behind the theme for one of the most iconic ’80s films of all time, so it’s fitting that he would be recruited to compose the Ready Player One title theme.

The composer of Back to the Future and Who Framed Roger Rabbit has teamed up with Steven Spielberg to score the director’s adaptation of Ernest Cline‘s love letter to 1980s pop culture, Ready Player One. And you can listen to it right now.

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hawkeye in avengers infinity war

Where’s Hawkeye?

It’s the resounding question that Avengers: Infinity War fans are asking as the new trailer and poster for the Marvel Studios film takes the internet by storm. Why is Hawkeye — a founding member of the Avengers and a fellow fugitive on the run with Captain America and Black Widow — nowhere to be seen?

Maybe he’s busy playing house with his wife, played by Linda Cardellini, and their kids. Maybe Jeremy Renner decided to rejoin the Mission: Impossible franchise after all (hah, nope). Maybe something dire happened to him. There’s a reasonable explanation for everything, and Infinity War directors Anthony and Joe Russo have one for Hawkeye. Don’t worry, Infinity War has in something in store for our favorite bow-slinging Avenger.

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captain marvel dewanda wise

Update: British actress Lashana Lynch is in negotiations to take over the role left by DeWanda Wise in Captain Marvel. Lynch is best known for playing the lead role in the ABC period drama series Still Star-Crossed. Our original story continues below.

Between starring in a hit Netflix original series by Spike Lee and graduating to the Marvel comic book movie Captain Marvel, DeWanda Wise was about to be very busy. But even the She’s Gotta Have It star can’t have it all.

Three months after her casting was announced, DeWanda Wise has left her Captain Marvel role due to scheduling conflicts.

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Chris Evans Infinity War Interview

Continuing our interviews from the set of Avengers: Infinity War, today we present our roundtable with Chris Evans (Steve Rogers/Captain America) and Scarlett Johansson (Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow).

We talk to them about their roles in the Avengers team following Civil War, their relationship with each other, Steve’s relationship with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), their feelings about Thanos, why the characters look so different from the last time we saw them, Natasha’s reunion with Bruce Banner, the emotional stakes of this third chapter in The Avengers franchise, and playing Captain America in a time of political divisiveness.

Read the full Scarlett Johansson and Chris Evans Avengers Infinity War interview below.

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mcu marathon

Update: AMC Theatres has announced that the Marvel marathon will include 12 Marvel Cinematic Universe films and be held in two locations. More information is included below.

AMC’s MCU marathon is back. And it’s 31 hours long.

The movie theater chain first introduced the insane endeavor in 2012 ahead of the release of The Avengers. But that 12-hour marathon would soon increase to 28 hours with Avengers: Age of Ultron. Both Marvel marathons cost the lives of no one and the sanity of many, but they seem like cake walks compared to the 31-hour monstrosity that AMC is holding ahead of Avengers: Infinity War. Because in the three years since the last marathon, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has swelled to 18 (!) movies. At least this marathon doesn’t include the TV shows.

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Ready Player One Oasis

In Ready Player One, much of the action takes place inside a virtual universe called the Oasis – a vast collection of digital planets where people can be whoever they want to be and basically do whatever they want. We know director Steven Spielberg put his actors in performance capture suits to film those sequences, but what did their physical set actually look like during production?

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Avengers Infinity War Trailer Breakdown - Captain America

The brand new Avengers: Infinity War trailer debuted this morning, and it features a plethora of new footage of Earth’s mightiest heroes and the galaxy’s fiercest guardians coming face-to-face with their greatest threat yet: the Mad Titan known as Thanos (Josh Brolin).

The new trailer gives us a better vibe for how the action plays out in the movie, including showing plenty more footage from the battle in Wakanda, as well as the fight on Thanos’ destroyed homeworld of Titan. But if you were patiently waiting for a shot of Hawkeye, you’ve come to the wrong place.

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Steven Spielberg nostalgia

My biggest worry about Steven Spielberg‘s Ready Player One was that the film might sink under the weight of the sheer number of pop culture references it needs to juggle in order to be accurate to Ernest Cline‘s 2011 novel. While there are still plenty of references to be spotted, Spielberg thankfully manages to keep the film afloat amid all of its nostalgia.

But much of Spielberg’s career has been devoted to the idea of nostalgia in one way or another. Whether it’s making movies that remind us of being children, paying homage to adventure serials of days long past, or depicting bygone time periods in which characters make the right choices against all odds, Steven Spielberg may be one of the most nostalgic filmmakers working today. (Though he’s never been afraid to push the envelope when it comes to utilizing technology in his movies).

/Film caught up with The Beard at the Ready Player One press junket and asked him about his relationship with nostalgia, and during his answer, Spielberg teased the possibility of one day releasing a documentary about his days with fellow New Hollywood filmmakers Francis Ford Coppola, George Lucas, Martin Scorsese, and Brian De Palma.
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Star Wars The Last Jedi Commentary

Along with the spectacular feature length behind-the-scenes documentary available on the home video release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, there’s also commentary from director Rian Johnson that provides even more insight into the movie.

Below, we run through the fascinating details revealed by Rian Johnson, including alternate shots, cinematic influences, the motivation behind certain sequences, the director’s two cameos, and details about things that were included in earlier drafts of the movie that ended up on the cutting room floor.

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