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Micro Mayhem Quibi

Quibi is putting the pedal to the metal with a new stop-motion animated series based on a viral short film.

Micro Mayhem, “a series of over-the-top shorts where the cars are the characters,” uses toy cars to tell violent, action-packed stories. Jon Favreau‘s Golem Creations is executive producing, while Seth Green‘s Stoopid Buddy Studios will co-produce alongside eOne. Check out the original viral short below. Read More »

sumo

Veep creator Armando Iannucci will executive produce a new film about amateur Sumo wrestling, which is a sentence I never thought I’d have to type. The comedy Sumo tells the story of an overweight kid who trains for the US Sumo Open, with Natalie Bailey – who has worked with Iannucci on Avenue 5 – set to direct and Death of Stalin producer Yann Zenou producing alongside Iannucci, Emily Leo, Oliver Roskill, Ado Yoshizaki Cassuto, and Gianluca Chakra. Richard Galazka is writing the script.

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onward clips

The first reactions are out for Pixar’s latest animated film Onward, and while the fantasy-comedy film doesn’t seem to be casting a spell on all critics, there’s plenty of reason to be excited for the road trip movie starring Tom Holland and Chris Pratt.

Two new Onward clips help feed into that excitement, showing a sneak peek at the scene in which Holland and Pratt’s elf brothers, on a quest to magic their dead father to life for a day, come face to face with the not-so-fearsome Manticore, played by Octavia Spencer. Accompanying that clip is a behind-the-scenes featurette showing Holland and Pratt’s sibling relationship, and exactly what kind of performance Spencer is giving here. Watch the new Onward clips below.

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Cinderella Castle

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • More details about Disneyland’s new parade are available.
  • Take a look at the proposed layout for a Frozen-themed land in Disneyland Paris.
  • The Cinderella Castle is getting a questionable makeover.
  • And more!

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the postcard killings trailer

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is trading his blood-stained bat for blood-drained murder victims in The Postcard Killings, which adapts James Patterson and Liza Marklund‘s #1 New York Times bestselling thriller about a New York detective who joins an international manhunt for a serial killer who had brutally murdered his daughter and son-in-law on their honeymoon in London. And like many a nefarious serial killer, this killer has a calling card — a postcard, in fact. Watch The Postcard Killings trailer below.

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Rian Johnson Knives Out set

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Thora Birch is down for a Hocus Pocus 2 cameo, if anyone wants to get her on the phone about that.
  • Rian Johnson confirms the Knives Out sequel will bring in a new cast for a new mystery.
  • P.S. I Love You is getting a sequel.

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SpongeBob SquarePants creator

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Peter Berg is directing an opioid crisis series for Netflix.
  • Watch a trailer for Feel Good.
  • Get a first look at Ewan McGregor in Ryan Murphy’s Halston.
  • Nickelodeon announced some new shows, including a SpongeBob prequel.
  • Quibi has a show about dog house architecture, and don’t pretend you wouldn’t watch that, because you would.
  • The Blacklist has been renewed for season 8.

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family jewels

The First Wives Club members Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, and Diane Keaton are calling another meeting to order with a silver screen reunion in the comedy Family Jewels. New Republic Pictures won the rights to Family Jewels, a multigenerational family comedy that will reunite Hawn, Midler, and Keaton 24 years after they co-starred in the 1996 comedy The First Wives Club.

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endings beginnings trailer

In Endings, Beginnings, star Shailene Woodley faces a dilemma that many a young woman struggle with: being caught in a love triangle between two similar-looking bearded brunette men. It’s hard to tell where Jamie Dornan and Sebastian Stan begin in Endings, Beginnings, a dimly lit, naturally acted new romantic drama from director Drake Doremus about a woman trying to get her life back on track after a bad break-up. But her new flame (Dornan) happens to be friends with her ex (Stan), which leads to a painful situation for all three. Watch the Endings, Beginnings trailer.

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Blood on Her Name Review

Matthew Pope’s Blood On Her Name is a blue-collar revenge thriller with one helluva hard nose compared to other glamorized action spectacles where consequences don’t matter. It’s homestyle, nasty survival storytelling rooted with family at its core and despair weighing heavy on the viewer’s chest. Jeremy Saulnier comparisons are apt, even if the brutality isn’t as gruesome. I was lucky enough to catch the film at last year’s Fantasia International Film Festival where Pope’s title played to much acclaim, including my full review that praises everything from the film’s unwashable grime to Bethany Anne Lind’s pain-stricken performance.

Today on /Film, we have an exclusive clip that gives you a taste of the kind of cyclical backwoods gut-punchery that awaits Lind’s independent mother.

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