American Gods season 2

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht spoke to the Television Critics Association on Friday. When asked about the departures of American Gods showrunners Bryan Fuller and Michael Green, and cast member Gillian Anderson, who played the god Media, Albrecht said author Neil Gaiman, who wrote the novel that the show is based upon, would be promoted to showrunner.

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live-action aladdin extras

So much for having a completely diverse cast.

The new Aladdin movie has caused a stir once again, and yes, it’s still related to race. Disney’s live-action remake of the 1992 animated classic has come under fire for “browning up” its white extras to look more Middle Eastern. This comes after director Guy Ritchie initially struggled to find actors of Middle Eastern or Arab descent to play its lead roles of Aladdin and Jasmine, and Billy Magnussen’s casting as a Nordic prince prompted criticism. And it seems that even in the midst of production, Aladdin‘s problems with race have not stopped.

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ridley scott

Ridley Scott recently turned 80 and this may be the busiest he’s ever been. After a year that saw him releasing two feature films, Alien: Covenant and All the Money in the World, the latter of which he massively retooled with a new star in just nine days, Scott is not slowing down any time soon.

Disney is courting Scott to helm the studio’s adaptation of The Merlin Saga, which follows the legendary wizard as a young man before he becomes mentor to King Arthur. It’s one of two Camelot-related projects that Disney is developing, including a Sword in the Stone remake which, surprise, Scott also met with executives to discuss.
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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 8 Will Premiere in 2019

Game of Thrones season 8

In the brutal fantasy world of Westeros, winter has finally arrived. But it will take a bit longer for the final season of Game of Thrones to catch up.

After months of rumors, HBO has confirmed that Game of Thrones season 8 will not premiere until 2019. So bundle up and bar the gates. It’s going to be a long, cold wait.

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2018 WGA nominees

At this point in awards season, we’re starting to see the same few movies pop up over and over again. Films like Call Me By Your Name, Get Out, and Lady Bird have been mainstays on the awards circuit so far, but one of the movies we haven’t seen make much of a splash for voting bodies is Logan, 2017’s superhero swan song for Wolverine. But the Writers Guild of America has taken note and nominated Logan (along with the other films mentioned above, and a handful of others) for the chance to win the best screenplay of 2017. Read the full list of nominees below.
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Ben Pearson’s Top 10 Movies of 2017

Top 10 movies of 2017

As 2017 slowly disappears in our rear-view windows (good riddance!), the /Film staff is looking back on our favorite movies of last year. The year itself was awful in an almost incalculable number of ways, but at least we had a ton of fantastic movies to distract us from the constant barrage against truth and decency. Thankfully, many of last year’s movies were overflowing with those qualities, and I was able to get a steady diet of them amid heart-stopping set pieces, complex characters, and emotionally cathartic cinematic experiences. These were my top 10 movies of 2017.
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The Incredibles 2 Teaser

Over the New Year’s weekend, Disney celebrated the arrival of 2018 by promoting three of their forthcoming major releases hitting theaters this year. The studio has the animated sequels Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2 and The Incredibles 2 on the schedule, as well as the live-action fantasy adventure A Wrinkle in Time, and each of the movies has received a new teaser for eager fans to check out. Read More »

How Guillermo del Toro made The Shape of Water

Guillermo del Toro has been a household name for genre lovers for years, but with his 1960s-set movie The Shape of Water earning critical acclaim and big awards buzz, he’s back in the mainstream spotlight. The Shape of Water is one of the most visually beautiful movies you’ll see this year – but del Toro used some creative workarounds to make the film look like it was made for $50 or $60 million when in reality it was completed for less than $20 million.

In a new interview, hear in his own words how Guillermo del Toro made The Shape of Water into one of 2017’s most lush and wondrous cinematic experiences on a budget. And if you’re not concerned with the business/financial side of the equation, we have you covered with a featurette dedicated to the creation of the movie’s sexy fish-man. Something for everyone!
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Bright Featurette - History of Magic

Netflix debuted their first blockbuster movie earlier this month in the form of Bright. Directed by David Ayer, the movie takes place in an alternate universe where fantasy beings like orcs, elves and fairies live in the world with humans. But their co-existence isn’t exactly harmonious as prejudice still exists among humans against certain species, creating tension on the streets where crime is heightened by the presence of magic.

If you’re among the population who hasn’t yet taken the plunge into Bright, possibly because of all the bad reviews for the movie starring Will Smith and Joel Edgerton, then a new featurette might convince you otherwise. Styled as a mini-documentary that you might see on The History Channel, the featurette takes a look at the history of magic in Bright and how that world came to be. Read More »

Darren Aronofsky's Favorite TV shows
After the intense production – and release – of mother!, director Darren Aronofsky is ready to decompress for a while by catching up on some TV. In a new interview, the filmmaker revealed a list of his favorite TV shows, which include a popular HBO series where everyone dies, an animated show that people everywhere can’t shut up about, and also a series full of nudity. Read on for Darren Aronofsky’s favorite TV shows.

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