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killers of the flower moon rumor

It looks like Martin Scorsese is missing his pals at Netflix. The streaming giant essentially gave Scorsese a blank check to make The Irishman, and now that the legendary filmmaker is back working with a regular studio, he’s reportedly getting nostalgic for that Netflix freedom. Scorsese is currently working on Killers of the Flower Moon, which stars both Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. The movie already has a budget over $220 million dollars, which is rumored to be giving studio Paramount more than a few sleepless nights.

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the good nurse

Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne have got the cure for true-crime fatigue, and it is the upcoming serial killer thriller The Good Nurse. Chastain and Redmayne are attached to star in Tobias Lindholm‘s (The Hunt) English-language directorial debut The Good Nurse, based on the true story of Charlie Cullen, a nurse regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Netflix is nearing a deal to buy the rights of the thriller in one of the biggest sales deals to come out of the European Film Market.

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quiet place part 2 tv spot

A Quiet Place Part 2 is almost upon us, which means its time for the marketing to kick into overdrive. Two new videos for the horror sequel are here for your viewing pleasure – one is essentially the same thing as the current trailer, with some new footage; the other is a behind-the-scenes featurette that helpfully recaps just what the heck is going on in the world of the films.

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Kevin Feige nearly lost his job

After more than a decade of success with the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Kevin Feige is currently riding high as the Chief Creative Officer of Marvel Entertainment, overseeing the company’s film, television, and publishing branches. But according to a new interview with MCU actor Mark Ruffalo, Feige nearly lost his job while taking a stand for more inclusion and diversity in the movies he was developing.
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doctor who ascension of the cybermen review

In a series that so frequently contradicts and corrects itself like Doctor Who, can there be any such thing as canon? Even the question of character development is up in the air, as a time-traveling protagonist who has been on and off the air for upwards of 50 years can only change so much before the story becomes untenable. All of this is leading up to me saying I’m intrigued by whatever showrunner Chris Chibnall is building up to in the penultimate episode of Doctor Who season 12. Because, despite the amorphous, ever-shifting nature of Doctor Who, it feels game-changing.

“Ascension of the Cybermen” picks up right after the events of last week’s excellent “The Haunting of Villa Diodati,” showing the Doctor and Team TARDIS landing in a far-future where the remnants of humanity are barely holding on after a universe-devastating Cybermen war. And without the Doctor’s help, humanity could be extinguished altogether. But as the Doctor and Team TARDIS jump to action in what is the most blockbuster sci-fi episode of the Jodie Whittaker era, Doctor Who is not against introducing several more baffling, head-scratching mysteries. Next week’s season finale has a lot to answer to.

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harley quinn season 2

Harley Quinn, the ultra-violent, ultra-vulgar, ultra-funny animated series from DC Universe, is getting a second season – and it’s arriving surprisingly soon. The first season premiered in November 2019, and we’re not even going to have to wait a full year to see more – season 2 is dropping in April. Like the recent feature Birds of Prey, the series follows Harley after she breaks-up with the Joker, and gets into her own misadventures.

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my hero academia heroes rising review

The longstanding problem with theatrical movies for popular ongoing anime shows is that they’ll inevitably end up being mostly okay. By their nature, they don’t — and can’t — affect the course of the series. Movies for shows like Pokémon, Naruto, Bleach, and others sit in the weird space of owing their existence to said series and of being essentially non-canonical, expensive pieces of fan-service.

My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising does little to break this mold. The second theatrical movie for the popular superhero anime series (the first, My Hero Academia: Two Heroes, hit theaters in 2018), Heroes Rising is an impressive piece of fan-service with beautiful character work and some of the most inventive and dazzling fight sequences that the series has ever seen. But a recycled plot and villain threaten to doom the film to the lower echelons of forgettable anime movies. Luckily the character-driven drama and a summery slice-of-life premise, which takes Class 1-A of U.A. High School to a remote fishing island as part of a new temporary hero program, makes Heroes Rising a worthwhile watch for even the casual My Hero Academia fan.

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Hunters Auschwitz

Being in a disagreement with the official Auschwitz Memorial is not an ideal position for anyone, but given the circumstances, Hunters creator and co-showrunner David Weil seems to be doing it about as respectfully and thoughtfully as possible.

Over the weekend, the official Auschwitz Memorial Twitter account criticized the new Amazon series, which stars Al Pacino as the leader of a group of Nazi hunters in the 1970s, for “inventing a fake game of human chess” for a concentration camp flashback, calling it “dangerous foolishness & caricature.” Now Weil has responded, explaining his decision in a way that comes off as level-headed instead of overly defensive. Read More »

better call saul magic man review

Better Call Saul returns for its second-to-last season, and that can mean only one thing: Escalation. As the show comes closer than ever to its endgame, the happy days – if they ever existed at all – of Jimmy McGill are about to come to dry up completely. Season 4 concluded with Jimmy regaining his law license and immediately heading off to change his name to Saul Goodman. The season 5 opener, “Magic Man”, picks up right at that moment – after a check-in with our old pal Gene, that is.

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Transformers anime

Netflix has carved out a nice chunk of territory for itself with anime shows based on recognizable properties like Castlevania, Dragon Quest, Godzilla, and Ultraman, and soon the streaming service will take audiences to Cybertron in a Transformers anime series.

During New York Toy Fair this past weekend, the first trailer debuted for part one of Netflix’s Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy, entitled Siege, which takes us back to the intense planetary battle between the Autobots and Decepticons that’s rarely been seen in the live-action movies. Check out the trailer below.
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