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2020 Emmys Winners

Tonight brings the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards to ABC, honoring the best achievements in television from the past year. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting an usual virtual version of the broadcast in the age of coronavirus. Which TV shows will come away with the top prizes in comedy and drama on the small screen? See if your favorites take home any trophies when the winners are announced starting at 8:00 P.M. ET / 5:00 P.M PT. We’ll be updating the list live as the winners are announced, so stay tuned. Read More »

Harry Styles Starring in My Policeman Movie

After making his feature film debut in Christopher Nolan’s war drama Dunkirk, recording superstar Harry Styles looks to be putting some more focus on his acting career. Along with recently being cast in Olivia Wilde’s new film Don’t Worry Darling, Harry Styles is now in final negotiations to star in My Policeman, an adaptation of Bethan Robert‘s novel of the same name, which focuses on a love triangle between a policeman, his wife, and a secret lover. Read More »

2020 Creative Arts Emmys Winners

With the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards airing tonight on ABC, the Creative Arts Emmys wrapped up their awards ceremonies last night with the final round of winners, and there were several victors that we thought were worth celebrating.

Eddie Murphy walked away with his first Emmy win ever for his celebrated stint hosting Saturday Night Live last year. On top of that, the Star Wars series The Mandalorian took home two more trophies, Maya Rudolph won her second Emmy of the week, Rick and Morty topped the animation category, The Last Dance gave Michael Jordan another trophy, and more. Get a look at all the 2020 Creative Arts Emmys winners below. Read More »

Small Axe Trailer

Director Steve McQueen, the filmmaker behind poignant and powerful dramas like 12 Years a Slave and Widows, is bringing an anthology series if five films to Amazon late this year, and a new trailer has arrived with a peak at each of the stories within.

Under the title Small Axe, derived from the African proverb, “If you are the big tree, we are the small axe,” the films tell stories about London’s West Indian community from the late 1960s through the mid 1980s. Leitita Wright, John Boyega, Shaun Parkes, Michael Ward, Amarah-Jae St. Aubyn, Kenyah Sandy, and Sheyi Cole all star in the films about people whose lives have been “shaped by their own force of will despite rampant racism and discrimination.” Watch the Small Axe trailer below. Read More »

quarantine stream bringing out the dead

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: Bringing Out the Dead

Where You Can Stream It: Amazon Prime Video

The Pitch: Insomniac paramedic Nicolas Cage is at the end of his rope as he navigates around a hellish New York City, trying to save the sick and dying.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: The words “underrated” and “Scorsese” don’t really go together. For almost his entire career, Martin Scorsese has garnered high praise – and rightfully so. He’s one of our best living directors, if not the best. But if there is such a thing as an underrated Scorsese movie, it might just be Bringing Out the Dead, a fantastic film that flopped at the box office and currently only has 72% on Rotten Tomatoes. Which is a damn sham since this is one of Scorsese’s best films. Read More »

Fast Times at Ridgemont High Table Read

As promised last month, a star-studded table read of the classic coming-of-age high school comedy Fast Times at Ridgemont High unfolded this past week to raise funds for CORE (Community Organized Relief Effort), a nonprofit charity co-founded by Sean Penn, one of the film’s co-stars. But the cast of the table read didn’t include any other actors from the original movie.

Instead, the Fast Times and Ridgemont High table read (virtually) starred the likes of Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts, Matthew McConaughey, Shia LaBeouf, Henry Golding, John Legend, Ray Liotta, Jimmy Kimmel and Morgan Freeman. Now you can watch the entire table read online for your entertainment, and while everyone has been buzzing about Pitt and Aniston reuniting online, it’s Shia LaBeouf who takes a cue from Sean Penn and steals the show as Jeff Spicoli. Watch below! Read More »

riverdale season 4 trailer

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Riverdale season 5 is jumping forward in time.
  • Altered Carbon has been canceled.
  • Watch a trailer for the return of Supernatural.
  • Reno 911 has been renewed by Quibi.
  • Primal has also been renewed (and you can watch a teaser).
  • Lucifer season 5 is resuming production.
  • So is Locke & Key.
  • Showtime renews The Chi for season 4.
  • Mike Tyson Mysteries has been canceled.
  • Watch a trailer for the Showtime documentary series The Comedy Store.

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(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Series: The Legend of Korra

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: Roughly 70 years after the events of Avatar: The Last Airbender, hotheaded Southern Water Tribe teenager Korra takes her first steps in her journey as the peacekeeping Avatar. But the world that greets Korra is dramatically different than the one Aang traversed — technological innovations have accelerated and the political landscape had become murkier and more complex. With the world no longer appearing to need the Avatar, where does that leave Korra?

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: Creators Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko gave themselves the unenviable task of following up one of the most beloved animated shows of all time. And for that, you kind of have to applaud them. Sure, The Legend of Korra is a mixed bag at best, especially compared to the near-perfection that is Avatar: The Last Airbender, but it tried something new. Gone was the largely rural world of Avatar: The Last Airbender — now we’re in Republic City, baby, a shining steampunk metropolis whose design echoes 1920s America. Gone is our cheery perception of the beloved characters of Avatar, who all apparently turned out to be horrible parents. Gone too is the simple story of good and evil that made Avatar: The Last Airbender such a compelling watch; but in its stead was a dream of tackling other political realities (which arguably was the biggest misstep of Korra). But there’s something bold about taking such big steps to distinguish itself from its beloved predecessor, and while those steps often turned into stumbles, Korra at least did offer something fresh in its cocky, bullish, wonderfully imperfect protagonist.  Read More »

This Week in Trailers

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising?

This week, we pay a visit to a historic comedy venue, live on the road to try to hit it big, save the world, catch the latest by Oscar-caliber animators, and get ripped.

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Making of HBO's Feature Presentation - Morning Watch

This week in “projects that sound like they’ve been put together through a game of Mad Libs,” we’ve got a hip-hop vampire drama that is in the works at HBO. Yes, you read that right. Titled Thirst, the original supernatural drama series comes from Macro Television Studios and former Empire writers Leah Benavides Rodriguez and Carlito Rodriguez, and tells the story of a cocky Atlanta rapper who discovers that hip-hop’s hottest group is actually a secret cabal of vampires.

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