In this edition of TV Bits:
- Sarah Silverman strikes a deal for a late-night series pilot and stand-up comedy special with HBO.
- Heather Graham joins The Stand.
- What We Do in the Shadows season 2 has started production.
- Stephen Colbert will host The Late Show until at least 2023.
- Kurt Sutter has bee fired for being a jerk.
- There will be a dramatic TV series based on Clueless for some reason.
- A TV adaptation of SpongeBob SquarePants: The Musical will air on Nickelodeon.
- The Crown season 3 now has a regal poster.
- Bless the Harts renewed for a second season.
- High School Musical: The Musical: The Series has also been renewed for a second season.
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By now you’ve probably watched El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, the follow-up to the hit show that reveals what happened to Aaron Paul‘s Jesse Pinkman. If you still haven’t, well…avoid this story, I guess. Because in an El Camino scene breakdown below, Paul takes us shot by shot through one of the movie’s most harrowing scenes. The scene in question brings back a Breaking bad character who met their demise in the series, so their presence here would definitely constitute some sort of spoiler. You’ve been warned!
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In this edition of Sequel Bits:
- Jurassic World 3 has hired two more lead actors
- Director Doug Liman talks about the planned Edge of Tomorrow sequel
- Jake Johnson says he would come back in Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse 2
- Justin Lin was wearing a “Justice For Han” shirt on the Fast 9 set
- Remember Chicken Run? Looks like a sequel may finally be in the works
- And more!
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Martin Scorsese threw fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe into a tizzy recently when he said that the films of Marvel Studios and other superhero movies alike were not what he considered cinema. Instead, he equated them to theme park rides and even took it a step further by saying movie theaters needed to support what he called “narrative films” instead of superhero movies. At the same time, he did acknowledge the hard work that goes into them, though he reaffirmed his belief that they are not truly cinema. But director Francis Ford Coppola took it a step further.
While speaking to journalists in Lyon, France after accepting the Prix Lumiere award for his overall contributions to cinema throughout his career, Coppola was asked about Martin Scorsese’s comments, and The Godfather saga fiilmmaker did not hold back when throwing shade at Marvel movies, reiterating again that they “are not cinema” but also adding that they are “despicable.” Find out the rest of the Francis Ford Coppola Marvel movie criticism below. Read More »
Doug Liman has been attached to a couple comic book properties over the years, neither of which made their way beyond the planning stages. First there was 20th Century Fox’s embattled X-Men spin-off Gambit, which Liman left before shortly boarding and departing Warner Bros.’ Justice League Dark. But it’s not because the Edge of Tomorrow director is trying to live by his acclaimed 2014 film’s mantra of “live, die, repeat” in his career. Liman revealed why he left both projects, and why the Gambit movie is officially dead in the dust.
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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 hoard some shoes in the Philippines, go out murdering with our bestie, break our back, go behind the music at a small club where debauchery was the norm, and find inspiration in some kids who play high school football. Read More »
Welcome to 31 Days of Streaming Horror. Every day this October we’ll be highlighting a different streaming horror movie to help you get into the Halloween spirit. Today’s entry: Terrified (2018).
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We know when Disney+ arrives next month that launch day will bring the first episode of The Mandalorian along with it. The live-action Star Wars series is probably the most anticipated part of the streaming service, and now we know when each of the episodes in the show’s first will arrive. But that’s not all.
Even though the general public hasn’t seen a single episode of The Mandalorian, the second season is already moving forward. In addition to executive producer Jon Favreau taking a step behind the camera this time, one of the show’s cast members will hop in the director’s chair too, and it’s none other than Carl Weathers. Find out more below. Read More »
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Over in Los Angeles, Lucasfilm held a press junket for the upcoming series premiere of the first live-action Star Wars series, The Mandalorian. The show will debut on the new Disney+ streaming service when it launches on November 12, but some lucky members of the press at the junket were treated to 27-minutes of footage from the series. Thankfully, any surprises have been held back, but the first reactions to the footage are all over the moon, claiming this is an exciting return to the style of the original Star Wars trilogy. Read some of The Mandalorian early reactions below. Read More »
Joker may end up taking the #3 spot at on the box office charts this weekend, but it stayed at the top for two weeks before that, and it’s already raked in over $619.5 million worldwide. People can’t stop talking about Todd Phillips‘ grimy, twisted origin story for Batman’s arch nemesis, for better or worse, and the awards buzz for the DC Comics movie is high. But if Suicide Squad star Jared Leto had his way, no one would have seen the movie at all.
Reportedly, when news broke of a Joker origin story in the works from Todd Phillips at Warner Bros. Pictures, Jared Leto tried to stop the movie from getting made. Not only did he ask his agents at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) to stop the movie before it ever got off the ground (his agents just so happened to represent Phillips too), but he even went so far as to ask his 30 Seconds to Mars music manager Irving Azoff at Full Stop Management to call the head of TimeWarner/Warner Media and pull the plug on the movie. Read More »