Silicon Valley

Steven Spielberg is a T.J. Miller fan, as he should be. Ever since Miller starred in one season of the short-lived DreamWorks show, Carpoolers, he’s been friendly with the legendary filmmaker, who wanted to cast him in Office Christmas Party. After that comedy, Spielberg decided to bring Miller into the OASIS for Ready Player One.

In the virtual reality-centric science fiction film, the Silicon Valley star will play a character inspired by a bounty hunter we all know. Below, get more details on the T.J. Miller Ready Player One character.

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Power Rangers TV Spots

Lionsgate had big plans for the Power Rangers series. In the lead-up to the first film’s release, CEO Jon Feltheimer teased four (or five or six) sequels. The message was clear: they were on board for the long run and the glossy revival of the nostalgic favorite would be one of their next big franchises. After all, something has to fill that Hunger Games-shaped hole in their line-up.

And while Power Rangers got off to a strong start at the domestic box office, it never really took off in the way Lionsgate wanted. Now, it’s starting to look like international numbers will seal the fate of Power Rangers 2 (and Power Rangers 3 and Power Rangers 4 and…).

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the disaster artist release date

James Franco‘s The Disaster Artist has gone from New Line to A24. While New Line still holds the international rights, the distributor behind last year’s Best Picture winner, Moonlight, will handle the domestic release of Franco’s look at the making of Tommy Wiseau‘s The Room. A24 has set a December release date for the film.

Below, find out more about the Disaster Artist release date.

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game of thrones season 7 tormund

First of all, A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin wants us to know that there aren’t four Game of Thrones spin-offs in the works at HBO. There are five. Second of all, he wants us to know that they aren’t “spin-offs,” as they will not involve any character introduced in the first series. Third of all, he promises that he’s still working on that sixth book. For real.

While we’ll take umbrage with Martin’s definition of spin-off (the phrase has evolved to mean any kind of television follow-up!), the whole blog post where he talks about the spin-offs, his involvement in each and every one of them, and their place on the Game of Thrones timeline is good, enlightening, and very entertaining stuff.

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head full of snow review

(Each week, we’ll kick off our discussion of American Gods by answering one simple question: which character do we worship this week?)

The fire and brimstone of last week’s introductions to Anansi and Czernobog was absent in “Head Full of Snow,” but what we lacked in impassioned speeches, we gained in methodical insight into the state of the old gods and Shadow’s continued agnosticism and apprehension to accept what he is seeing as truth.

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american gods season 2

The Powers That Be over at Starz have heard our prayers: two weeks into its beautiful, bewitching, and sometimes baffling first season, American Gods has been renewed for season 2. This is great news not only for fans of the book, who were bound to enjoy this brilliant riff on Neil Gaiman‘s work, but also for the more casual viewers who may have been nervous about giving themselves over to a show this dense and strange. Knowing that more episodes are on the way next year is a promise – everything you’re seeing now will eventually pay off.

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andre holland castle rock

2017 was already a big year for Stephen King adaptations before Hulu announced their new show Castle Rock, a series set within the popular author’s larger universe. While not based on any specific novel or story, it will actually acknowledge the myriad of connections throughout King’s work, making it catnip for fans. That it will also star Moonlight‘s André Holland is icing on an already intriguing cake.

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The Secret of NIMH Revisited

(Welcome to Nostalgia Bomb, a series where we take a look back on beloved childhood favorites and discern whether or not they’re actually any good. In this edition, we revisit Don Bluth’s The Secret of NIMH.)

I got the worst sunburn of my life the summer before first grade. Growing up fair-skinned on the beach gave me a lot of opportunities to come home lobster-red and wincing, but this particular time stands out both for the pain and for the remedy.

My skin crackled and hummed. Standing hurt. Sitting hurt. Lying down hurt. I could feel the heat radiating off me and the allover itchy sting, but I was finally able to fall asleep on a soft towel laid out on our living room floor thanks to a portable fan and a VHS tape of The Secret of NIMH. It was a literal comfort movie.

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Judge Dredd Still Image

This is the week that officially killed all of those sequels the internet has been demanding. With Hellboy 3 officially thrown to the wayside in favor of an R-rated reboot, it only makes sense that the Dredd sequel is also looking officially dead and buried. However, fans of the character may take comfort in knowing that the hard-ass future cop with that face-obscuring helmet and a thirst for justice/violence is only abandoning the big screen because he’s heading to the small screen.

Yes, a Judge Dredd live-action TV show is in the works.

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13 Reasons Why season 2

For the past several weeks, 13 Reasons Why‘s writer’s room has been busy working on the acclaimed and controversial drama’s second season. The confirmation of a second season only arrived two days ago, and a month after season one became available on Netflix. The series ends where Jay Asher‘s book finished, but showrunner Bryan Yorkey believes there’s far more to the story yet to be told.

Below, Yorkey discusses 13 Reasons Why season 2.

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