the girl with the dragon tattoo sequel villain

The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo sequel is expanding its growing web of cast members, this time tapping The Square star Claes Bang as its villain.

There’s no word on what role Bang will be playing in The Girl in the Spider’s Web, but it’s certain that he will be facing off against Claire Foy‘s goth hacker Lisbeth Salander in some capacity.

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mr robot kill process review

(We’re going to kickstart our weekly discussion of USA’s Mr. Robot season 3 by answering one simple question: who had the biggest mental breakdown in this week’s episode?)

Just when you thought Mr. Robot couldn’t amp up the tension any more after last week’s single-take episode, Sam Esmail’s ambitious hacker show delivers once again with the visual and auditory cacophony of “Kill Process.” Taking place immediately after the events of “Runtime Error,” this week’s episode substitutes last week’s sleek distress for cut after cut, after cut, after cut.

Elliot’s mental state quickly deteriorates, with his mental battle against Mr. Robot soon turning physical (with echoes of the third act of Fight Club), as he rushes against the clock to stop the impending Stage 2. But the breakdown of the week goes to our beloved Angela, who on the verge of tears last week, as she resumed her steely-eyed zealotry of the Dark Army. And we finally gain some insight into how the once-normal character in the series has quickly turned into one of its most unhinged.

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Boss Level

The classic Bill Murray comedy Groundhog Day is the most famous movie example of a time loop scenario in which a character must relive the same day over and over again, but there have been plenty of others since 1993. The concept seems to be back in fashion in Hollywood these days, with films like Edge of Tomorrow, Before I Fall, Naked, and Happy Death Day putting their own characters through a repeating hellscape in order to teach them a lesson about themselves. And now a new movie called Boss Level will use that same formula.
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assassination of gianni versace trailer

Following up to the acclaimed first season of American Crime Story is a daunting task. How do you match the tour-de-force performance of Sarah Paulson and the tight character beats of The People v. O.J. Simpson? By leaning into the lurid, if the trailer for the second season of FX’s true-crime anthology series, titled The Assassination of Gianni Versace, is anything to go by.

The murder of Gianni Versace is embroiled in Hollywood sensationalism. He was a renowned and openly gay fashion designer who was murdered by a spree killer who was enamored with him. The American Crime Story trailer hones in on the troubled relationship between Versace (Edgar Ramirez) and his killer Andrew Cunanan (Darren Criss).

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New Blu-ray Releases

(Welcome to Not Dead Yet, a feature dedicated to what’s new on Blu-ray and what special features you should be excited about. Because yes, some of us still like to own physical copies of our movies.)

It’s time for another round-up of physical media. Are you like me – living in the past and unable to give up material possessions? If so, you prefer good old fashioned physical media like Blu-rays to just going digital. There’s something more special (at least in my broken brain) about displaying your Blu-ray collection on a shelf than just purchasing something digitally and then forgetting all about it. With the actual physical disc, it’s always there, in front of you. Or maybe I’m crazy!

This week’s Blu-ray roundup features one of the coolest action movies of the year, a somber, snowy drama, a five-film box set, and a documentary about cats. What more do you need, folks? Here are the new Blu-ray releases you should check out this week.

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Kaleidoscope trailer

Toby Jones has serious mommy issues in the eerie new Kaleidoscope trailer. In this twisty thriller from director Rupert Jones, the Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy actor plays a man released from prison, trying to adjust to normal life. That proves difficult when his domineering mother arrives back in his life. Plenty of uncomfortableness follows.

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Comeback movie

Nacho Vigalondo, the talented director behind the weird and wild Anne Hathaway dark comedy Colossal, will team with The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman to adapt the Image Comics series Comeback into a feature film. The story focuses on two time travelers who save people’s lives, for a fee. After the time travelers get stranded in the past, they have to fight to survive and return to their own time. The Comeback movie details are below.

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Dark trailer

On the lookout for a new Netflix obsession? How about Dark, a new German series about disappearances, family drama and perhaps some time travel thrown in for good measure. A new, ominous Dark trailer has arrived to get its hooks into you ahead of the show’s Netflix debut.

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mr robot runtime error review

(We’re going to kickstart our weekly discussion of USA’s Mr. Robot season 3 by answering one simple question: who had the biggest mental breakdown in this week’s episode?)

Excuse my language but, holy shit. What an episode. After the last few weeks of hemming and hawing, Mr. Robot delivered on the explosive potential it had hiding within its grim, contemplative reservoirs.

“Runtime Error” was a technical marvel of filmmaking, doing what no other series has ever done: shoot an entire episode in one relentless, grueling long take. While other TV dramas — True Detective‘s “Who Goes There,” Band of Brothers’ “Why We Fight,” every other episode of “The West Wing” — have utilized the long take for one or two tension-filled scenes, this episode uses the technique for one entire 45-minute episode.

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fifty shades freed trailer

Part of being an adult means acknowledging that some movies just aren’t made for you and taking a big step back and letting the intended audience have some fun. But part of being an adult in a permanent state of arrested development means giggling through the final Fifty Shades Freed trailer, which is downright ridiculous. Sexy architects! Car chases! Knife-wielding stalkers! BDSM! Dramatic pronouncements that someone is staying at the office to get more work done! This preview has it all.

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