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deadpool post-credits scenes

Of course Deadpool is going to have a post-credits scene. Did you think a movie that sets out to riff on every aspect of the average superhero film wasn’t going to take advantage of something that’s becoming just plain expected from every other comic book movie under the sun? The mostly positive early reviews have already indicated that this is a movie that tries to squeeze in as many jokes per minute as humanly possible, so why not take advantage of the end credits, a.k.a. more Joke Time?

But here’s the truth: Deadpool wouldn’t really be making fun of Marvel’s patented “insert more footage throughout the credits to keep ’em wanting more” approach unless it had two bonus scenes. So it does.

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daredevil season 2 teaser

Today marks the start of the Chinese New Year, so you know what that means: a new Daredevil season 2 teaser! Well, that’s seemingly what went through the heads of the marketing people at Netflix, who decided that cross-section of people who celebrate this holiday and binge-watch Marvel superhero shows must be large enough to warrant a special teaser trailer. There’s not too much going on here, but it does feature a brief vocal cameo from Jon Bernthal‘s Frank Castle (otherwise known as the Punisher), so you already know whether or not you want to click play on the video below.

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hail caesar review

With Hail, Caesar!, Joel and Ethan Coen have crafted a movie that’s amusing but baffling, challenging but easygoing, and frivolous but about everything. It’s a film that wears its frustration on its sleeve like a badge of honor, inviting you to engage with it even as it tries to hard to keep you at a distance. It’s funny and sad, silly and serious. In other words, it’s a Coen brothers movie. We’re all probably going to like it a lot more in five years if we’re unsure about it now.

Now that Hail, Caesar! has been out for an entire weekend and you’ve had a chance to see it (because you definitely went out and saw the new Coen brothers film on its opening weekend, right?), let’s take this opportunity to explore how this Hollywood farce fits into the larger Coen canon. Like all of their films, this film reflects their larger worldview and shares ideas with some of their best work. Hail, Caesar!, halfway between Barton Fink and A Serious Man, a cousin of Inside Llewyn Davis and Miller’s Crossing, feels like it fills a specific gap in their overall filmography.

Naturally, spoilers lurk ahead.

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The Magicians

The new Syfy series The Magicians premiered in January. Based on the books by Lev Grossman, it tells the story of a group of young magicians at Brakebills University in New York. Our students include Quentin (Jason Ralph), Alice (Olivia Taylor Dudley), Kady (Jade Tailor), Penny (Arjun Gupta), Margo (Summer Bishil), Julia (Stella Maeve) and Eliot (Hale Appleman).

At the NBC networks party for the Television Critics Association, I met The Magicians showrunner (and former Supernatural showrunner) Sera Gamble. She explained some of the rules for magic and spells we might see on future episodes of The Magicians. Find out what we learned after the jump. Read More »

Roland Emmerich Interview

Yesterday the Super Bowl spot for Independence Day: Resurgence teased destruction on what seems to somehow be a larger scale than the first film from 20 years ago. Today begins the first of our series of interviews from the set of the sci-fi sequel, talking about what we can expect 20 years after what has been dubbed the War of 1996, and kicking things off is director Roland Emmerich.

From the moon base of Earth Space Defense, Emmerich talks about the death toll from the first film, which is pretty staggering, what that has inspired in humanity around the world, and what we can expect from the aliens this time around, which includes digital aliens instead of practical effects. Plus, the director gives me permission to take home one of the biggest props from the set, but there’s a catch. Read More »

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates trailer

One of the recurring themes of 2016 is going to be Zac Efron, comedy star. The High School Musical alum has not one, not two, but three separate comedies coming out this year. The first, Dirty Grandpa, has already come and gone, and this summer brings Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Efron leads the latter as the titular Dave, while Adam DeVine plays Mike. As the title suggests, the Stangle brothers need wedding dates. Their hard-partying ways have ruined every family gathering, and their dad (Stephen Root) figures a couple of sweet girls will help keep them in line at their sister’s wedding. They end up with Tatiana (Aubrey Plaza) and Alice (Anna Kendrick), who turn out to be much, much more than they bargained for. Watch the first Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates trailer after the jump.  Read More »

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Larry David Saturday Night Live

After once writing for the staple late night sketch show, comedian Larry David returned to Saturday Night Live as host this past weekend. The creator and star of Curb Your Enthusiasm and Seinfeld co-creator has been appearing on SNL this season as potential presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, but this is by far the most involvement David has ever had on the show. Thankfully, the episode was more than just David being himself, even though a couple sketches made use of the comedian’s trademark personality.

See which sketches were the best and worst from the Larry David Saturday Night Live episode below! Read More »

The Revenant Featurette

Lately there have been some shake-ups in the race towards the Academy Awards. Even though The Revenant won Best Drama at the Golden Globes, the Producers Guild gave their award to The Big Short and the Screen Actors Guild gave their top prize to Spotlight. However, the awards love has gone back to the aforementioned Golden Globe winner after the Directors Guild crowned Alejandro G. Iñárritu and The Revenant with the top feature film award.

In addition, the winner of the first-time feature film director award, a new prize this year, went to a most deserving filmmaker. But to find out who that is, you’ll have to hit the jump. Read More »

Watch All of the 2016 Super Bowl Movie Trailers

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Super Bowl spots never come cheap, but this year they cost more than ever: up to $5 million for a 30-second spot, according to reports. Which means the studios have to bring it to make sure that steep price tag is worth it — and bring it they did.

This year’s batch included our very first peek at the newly titled Jason Bourne, another look inside the mysterious 10 Cloverfield Lane, a glimpse of Krang from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, some clever not-quite promos for Batman v Superman, plus trailers for Independence Day: ResurgenceX-Men: Apocalypse, and much more. Watch all the 2016 Super Bowl movie trailers after the jump. Read More »