The Get Down trailer

Last month, HBO cancelled Terence Winter and Martin Scorsese’s Vinyl after already having renewed it for a second season. But if you’re mourning the loss of your window into the 1970s New York music scene, fear not — Baz Luhrmann‘s The Get Down is arriving in just a few weeks. Though to be fair, this 1970s New York-set music drama looks pretty damn different from that other 1970s New York-set music drama.

The Get Down unfolds at the dawn of punk, hip-hop, and disco, following the “young, scrappy, and hungry” types at the forefront of those movements. The cast is loaded with intriguing up-and-comers like Justice SmithHerizen GuardiolaShameik Moore, and Skylan Brooks, most of whom are trying to make it in music one way or another. Watch the first The Get Down trailer after the jump, but be warned it may make you really frustrated that you can’t watch the show right freakin’ now. Read More »

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Game of Thrones season 6 blooper reel

As we’ve already reported, winter is coming a bit late next year. The season change on Game of Thrones means production had to be delayed, which means season 7 can’t start airing until summer (instead of spring as usual). But showrunners D.B. Weiss and David Benioff and many of their cast members still managed to make it to Hall H for their annual Comic-Con panel, and they brought a couple of treats with them.

We’ve already covered what we learned from the panel, including how history inspired “Battle of the Bastards” and why Sansa Stark withheld certain crucial information from a certain ally. Now we’re happy to share with you some of what we saw, namely a Game of Thrones season 6 blooper reel and a Game of Thrones season 7 tease. Watch them below.  Read More »

A Tale of Love and Darkness trailer

Natalie Portman is ready to take the leap from working with high-profile directors, to becoming one herself. The Oscar-winning actress’ first feature filmmaking effort is A Tale of Love and Darkness, an adaptation of the memoir by Amos Oz. Portman also stars in the film as Amos’ loving but long-suffering mother Fania. A Tale of Love and Darkness made its world premiere at Cannes last year, and is now on its way to release in the U.S. Watch the first A Tale of Love and Darkness trailer below.  Read More »

snowden trailer

Snowden was the odd man out at San Diego Comic-Con. While most filmmakers and actors visit the convention generally to promote a comic book movie or an adaptation of some kind, director Oliver Stone and Open Road Films brought a biopic about Edward Snowden (played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt) to Hall H. The oddity in the lineup was an hour-long discussion almost entirely dedicated to privacy, surveillance, and only briefly, Pokémon Go and totalitarianism.

Below, read our Snowden Comic-Con panel recap.

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hands of stone trailer

Few sports are as inherently cinematic as boxing. Whether you care for it or not, two men entering a ring armed only with their strength, their speed, and their raw determination is just plain dramatic. It’s a game of stunning comebacks and upsets. It’s a world of dizzying highs and painful lows. Boxing stories, whether they’re based on truth or constructed for the screen, make for good movies.

Hands of Stone is based on one of those “too weird to be anything but true” sports stories, telling the story of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran, who famously fought Sugar Ray Leonard twice in 1980 with, well, peculiar results. The trailer for director Jonathan Jakubowicz‘s film is edited to make this look like a more traditional story, but if he follows the facts, there’s going to be a lot more going on here.

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Dwayne Johnson as Doc Savage

Dwayne Johnson‘s busy schedule has made room for USA. The actor — who’s already attached to the Jumanji remake, Doc Savage, and Rampage — is producing a new television drama, Muscle Beach. The show is set in the 1980s and takes place at Venice Beach’s famous workout spot. Johnson says the story follows “lost souls” that “struggle to reinvent themselves by bench-pressing their way to a bigger, better American dream, no matter what the cost.” Thematically, it doesn’t sound very different from Pain & Gain.

Below, learn more about the Dwayne Johnson TV series.

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snowden trailer

Oliver Stone‘s Snowden may seem like an odd fit for Comic-Con, but the controversial filmmaker and his cast took the stage at Hall H earlier today to premiere a new trailer for his Edward Snowden biopic and engage an audience of nerds on topics that are a bit more heated than your average pop culture discussion. The full panel was apparently a weird one (for starters, Stone said that Pokemon Go was a big step toward totalitarianism), but movie itself looks like a fairly straightforward examination of Snowden and his controversial actions. This movie is going to ruin a few family dinners no matter its stance on its subject, so start arming yourself for the inevitable screaming match between you and the people you love by watching the new trailer below.

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narcos season 2 trailer

One time I made a joke about having never met a single person in real life who has actually watched Netflix’s crime series Narcos and I instantly regretted it. Narcos fans immediately began to emerge from the woodwork to let me know how much they enjoy the show and how I should give it a chance and so on and so forth. And since I’m fascinated by the drug war and would very much like more Pedro Pascal in my life, I think I may take them up on that suggestion.

Meanwhile, the Narcos season 2 trailer has arrived and while I’m sure it’ll get the dedicated fans properly excited, this is the exact kind of preview that helps pique my interest.

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Riverdale CW

Riverdale opens with Jughead Jones (Cole Sprouse) explaining the summer that changed everyone’s lives. Since the character’s narration – he’s writing a novel – is filling audiences in on a teenager’s death, the tone is somber, which is a tone that doesn’t always work for the Riverdale pilot. When the first half-hour of the series gets dramatic, it feels too soon, as if the series’ creators, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Greg Berlanti and their writers presume we’re already on board with these characters simply because of who they are. What does makes us like some of these characters in the pilot is not the forced drama, but the easygoing charm amongst the kids, especially Betty Cooper (Lili Reinhart) and Veronica Lodge (Camila Mendes)

Below, read our Riverdale Comic-Con reaction.

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