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We hadn’t given much thought to more stories set in the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal since the long-brewing sequel was abandoned and turned into a comic book last year. But now, during the 35th anniversary year of the original 1982 movie, it looks like we’ll be returning to the world of Thra once again.

Netflix and The Jim Henson Company have announced a new prequel TV series called The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. Learn everything we know about it and watch a quick teaser below.
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The House of Special Purpose review

(Every week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Fargo season 3 by answering one simple question: who f*cked up the most this week?)

Emmit Stussy’s (Ewan McGregor) neck is currently in the clutches of the big bad English wolf of Fargo season 3, V.M. Varga (David Thewlis). The Parking Lot King has fallen from his comfy throne, and in “The House of Special Purpose,” it looks like he’s helping to bring a few folks down with him. Then again, we could say the same for the entire ensemble on Fargo, who are all working together to help to seal each other’s fate.

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the alienist trailer

The director of True Detective season one and Beasts of No Nation, Cary Fukunaga, was originally going to executive produce and direct The Alienist. After some delay, Fukunaga dropped out directing the TNT miniseries based on Caleb Carr‘s novel. He did, however, remain involved as an executive producer in the drama, which stars Dakota FanningLuke Evans (High-Rise), and Daniel Brühl (Rush).

Below, watch The Alienist trailer.

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Kevin Costner TV series

Kevin Costner has signed on for his first regular role in a television series. Making the news even better, he’ll play a part written by the screenwriter of Sicario and Hell or High WaterTaylor Sheridan. Costner, Sheridan, and The Weinstein Company are coming together for ten episodes of Yellowstone for Paramount Network’s new drama.

Below, learn more about the Kevin Costner TV series.

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The Greatest Showman photos

Hugh Jackman showed the world he was a true song and dance man when he hosted the Oscars back in 2009, and not long after that performance, 20th Century Fox gave the greenlight to the actor’s passion project: a biopic called The Greatest Showman about famous huckster and circus magnate P.T. Barnum. Commercial director Michael Gracey was hired to direct, but he had one suggestion for the project, which was originally pitched as a straightforward biopic: “I said, ‘If you’re going to call it The Greatest Showman, you should play to your strengths and we should make it a musical.’ That ridiculous remark cost me seven years of my life.”

It’s safe to say Jackman has been a little busy during that time, but the movie is finally set to come out later this year, and EW has given us our first look at it with a batch of new images. Check out the first The Greatest Showman photos below.

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Another day, another set of trailers from the upfronts presentations that networks are giving over in Hollywood. This time, it’s ABC coming out of the gate with trailers for all of their shows debuting this fall, as well as the midseason.

There are seven new dramas, including a Lost-style mystery sci-fi series called The Crossing with Steve Zahn and a potentially compelling medical drama called The Good Doctor starring Freddie Highmore. And ABC also has four comedies, including a new show called Alex, Inc. produced by and starring Zach Braff, the revival of Roseanne, and the return of The Office star Jenna Fischer to television in Splitting Up Together.

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the wedding party

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of long one-take scenes in movies. With film cameras, long-takes were nearly impossible to pull off, requiring days of precise lighting and choreography. The rise of digital cinema technology has made it a lot easier to shoot a long-take and even post-production trickery now allows filmmakers to more seamlessly stitch together two pieces of footage, something we saw in Birdman. Independent filmmakers are now adopting the aesthetic for their own stories, notably the 2015 German film Victoria and Woody Harrelson’s live movie.

Thane Economou‘s new movie The Wedding Party takes the concept and uses it to tell a romantic comedy story following a groomsman who must navigate a slew of disasters to maintain order at his best friend’s wedding reception. The first trailer for the film is now online and you can watch it below.

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FOX

Upfronts week continues with the trailers for the new shows coming to the FOX network in the 2017-2018 season. We’ve already seen the trailer for Seth MacFarlane‘s sci-fi comedy series The Orville, which looks like a solid spoof of the classic Star Trek series, as well as Bryan Singer‘s X-Men series The Gifted. But FOX also unveiled trailers for the comedy series Ghosted starring Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, the procedural drama 9-1-1 from creator Ryan Murphy, the medical drama The Resident with Captain America: Civil War star Emily VanCamp, and an airline comedy called LA to Vegas from executive producers Adam McKay and Will Ferrell.

Watch the FOX 2017 TV series trailers below. Read More »

Battle of the Sexes Trailer

Fresh off an Academy Award win for Best Actress in La La Land, the talented Emma Stone could end up in the Oscar race again next year as she portrays tennis star Billie Jean King, who finds herself facing off with showboat ex-champ Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) in a highly publicized tennis match that would go down as one of the most famous rivalries in all of sports.

Battle of the Sexes tells the story of the tennis match that captivated audiences around the world, but it also dives into the lives of Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs, each dealing with their own personal struggles off the court. Now the first trailer has arrived, showcasing a playful and poignant drama that is about much more than a tennis match. It’s about the fight for equality among men and women.

Watch the Battle of the Sexes trailer below. Read More »

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better call saul off brand review

(Every week, we’re going to kick off discussion about Better Call Saul season 3 by answering one simple question: who came out on top when the credits rolled?)

In true Better Call Saul fashion, this week’s big revelation comes as a whimper, not as a bang. It’s a quiet moment that underlines one of the biggest truths of the show: more than anything else, it’s a tragedy. Unfortunately, it’s a quiet that’s slightly undermined by how loudly Breaking Bad rings throughout this episode, as the comings and goings of the cartel, while granted a touch of the delicacy that makes Better Call Saul so special, pander a little too obviously after the tour de force of last week’s episode.

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