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X-Men Legends

Did a foreign language voice actor spoil the appearance of a certain character in WandaVision? Did you know the end of Blade almost set up the debut of Morbius for a sequel? Can Regina King identify the real obscure superheroes in a line-up of ridiculous characters? Why did Tom Holland think he was getting fired as Spider-Man after Captain America: Civil War? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

cherry clip new

Tom Holland has an uncomfortable phone call with Ciara Bravo in the latest clip from Cherry, the upcoming movie from the Russo Brothers. Holland plays a mixed-up guy who joins the army – a move that eventually leads to PTSD, which then leads to drug addiction, which in turn leads to bank robbery. In the new Cherry clip, Holland’s enlisted character calls home to speak with his girlfriend, and the conversation gets awkward as he’s haunted by the horrors of war he’s witnessed.

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Ben Affleck movie

If “bombastic” is your favorite flavor of Ben Affleck performance, here’s some potential bad news: it looks like that flavor might have just been taken off the market.

According to a new conversation with the Oscar-winning, multi-hyphenate filmmaker, Affleck will no longer be appearing in movies like Michael Bay’s Armageddon, and will instead only choose to “do stuff that is personally rewarding” to him. You know, stuff like WB and DC’s upcoming The Flash movie.
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Best Original Score Nominees

It’s awards season, I guess! Which means it’s time to find out what films are eligible for which awards and which will get shut out in the cold. Best Score is always a tricky field for the Oscars (and their British counterpart the BAFTAs) because in order for a musical score to qualify it has to be primarily original. For instance: to be eligible for the BAFTAs, a film needs to have 50% original music, the Oscars require 60%. As a result, several buzzworthy films are going to get left behind this year, including Sound of Metal, Judas and the Black Messiah, and One Night in Miami.

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C.O.S.M.O.S. movie

Since forming in 2011, Paramount Animation has only produced five films. But there’s a new one in development at the studio: a C.O.S.M.O.S. movie, which will be based on the forthcoming children’s book series by Tom Wheeler (Puss in Boots, The Cape, Cursed). It’s an adventure story which Hollywood insiders reportedly describe as like “Men in Black meets Willy Wonka with a shout out to Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.” Here’s what we know about the project thus far. Read More »

2021 Saturday Night Live Hosts

Saturday Night Live made quite the for the show’s 46th season last fall with a whopping six consecutive episodes that took us right through the election. Then they came back for some winter fun throughout December before taking a holiday hiatus. Now the late night sketch series with another five-episode block starting on January 30, and they’re kicking things off with a trio of three first-time hosts, including one who was supposed to host last year before the coronavirus pandemic ruined everything. Read More »

Invincible Clip

Invincible, the new animated series based on the Skybound/Image comic of the same name, now has a premiere date: March 26. The hour-long series comes from creator Robert Kirkman and follows a seventeen-year-old who just happens to be the son of the most powerful superhero on the planet. Soon, the teenager is developing superpowers of his own – and discovering “his father’s legacy may not be as heroic as it seems.” In addition to the premiere date news, there’s a new clip – watch it below.

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In this edition of TV Bits:

  • HBO sets early HBO Max premiere for the Euphoria second special
  • Freaks and Geeks is coming to Hulu with its original soundtrack
  • Peacock renews Saved by the Bell for season 2
  • Watch The Lady and the Dale trailer.

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Borat Responds to Borat 2 Rudy Giuliani Scene

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm made headlines (even before its Amazon Prime Video release) with its most harrowing scene: the aftermath of an interview between former New York City mayor and Donald Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani and Borat’s (Sacha Baron Cohen) daughter Tutar (Maria Bakalova). In the film, Baron Cohen’s Borat arrives to stop the scene unfolding as one would fear it would, but the star revealed that he was genuinely “scared that it would veer into an even more ugly situation.”

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WANDAVISION

On the January 22, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film Editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and senior writer Ben Pearson to have a spoiler discussion about WandaVision season 1 episode 3.

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