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watchmen ratings

Who watches the Watchmen? Well, it turns out a whole lot of people do. Damon Lindelof‘s comic book series, based on the groundbreaking graphic novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons, has proven to be a super hit for HBO, with the best TV ratings for a new premium cable series this year. While it hasn’t reached the levels of Game of ThronesWatchmen is HBO’s most-watched new series since Big Little Lies.

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Aladdin spin-off Billy Magnussen

It was only a matter of time until Disney ran out of classic animated movies to remake into live-action films, and we’ve been wondering how the studio would shift gears when they inevitably decide that a remake of The Fox and the Hound probably isn’t going to cut it. Now it seems like we may have our answer about what they might do instead: spin-offs of its live-action remakes.

A new report says a live-action Aladdin spin-off is in the works, but it’s not based on Mena Massoud’s Aladdin, Naomi Scott’s Jasmine, or even Will Smith’s Genie. Nope, it’ll center on Prince Anders, the goofy-ass character played by Billy Magnussen who was in the film for all of two minutes.
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Star Wars Bits: Gina Carano Talks ‘The Mandalorian,’ John Boyega Eats Spicy Wings, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance Opens, Fans Give Back, and More!

In this edition of Star Wars Bits:

  • Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser will debut in 2021 at Walt Disney World
  • The Star Wars Holiday Gift Guide and other collecting updates
  • The Mandalorian’s Gina Carano talks about Cara Dune’s secret backstory
  • John Boyega summons the Force on Hot Ones
  • How you can help underprivileged and/or hospitalized children during peak Star Wars season
  • And more!

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George Miller next mad max

George Miller is set to start filming his next film, Three Thousand Years of Longing, with Idris Elba and Tilda Swinton this coming March, but already the director is thinking about his next Max Max sequel.

The sequel has been long coming since Mad Max: Fury Road transcended expectations to earn a Best Picture nomination at the 2016 Oscars. But in the time since Miller has directed Fury Road, genre movies — and debates about whether they can be called “cinema” — are all the rage. So naturally, Miller is the latest auteur to weigh in on that discussion.

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IMAX Ad Astra Trailer

Ad Astra is now available on digital, and arrives on Blu-ray soon. The home media release of the James Gray-directed sci-fi film features two deleted scenes, one of which is an epilogue featuring Liv Tyler‘s character. Tyler didn’t exactly have much screentime in the theatrical release, so if you were hoping for more of her, here’s your chance. Check out the Ad Astra deleted scene below. Spoilers follow.

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2019 Movie Trailer Mash-Up

We’re one day closer to the end of 2019, and today that means we get another retrospective video looking back at the movies released this year. The first one out of the gate earlier this week was a solid movie trailer mash-up, but it was missing some key films that deserved to be represented. Thankfully, the reliable Sleepy Skunk has chimed in with his 2019 Movie Trailer Mash-Up, a tradition that he’s done almost every year for the past decade. And this year is chock full of great movies (and some bad ones too) spliced together in an epic montage of cinema. Watch! Read More »

The Batman cast peter sarsgaard

Thought we were done with The Batman casting? Think again. Matt Reeves has revealed that Peter Sarsgaard has joined the already stacked cast of his Batman reboot, but we don’t know who the actor playing. This is a sharp contrast to the other casting announcements from Reeves, which have all come accompanied with the character each respective actor is playing. So why the secrecy around Sarsgaard?

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On the December 6, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman, to have a spoiler discussion of The Mandalorian episode 5 “The Gunslinger.”

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Watchmen and Race

It’s been over a week since I watched the Watchmen episode, “This Extraordinary Being.” I’m glad I took that time to digest what I watched before I sat down to write this piece, because this episode is, without a doubt, one of the best television episodes of this year. Maybe the entire decade. How writers Cord Jefferson and Damon Lindelof crammed that much social commentary and emotional power into one hour is beyond me. Congrats to the writing team for achieving the same level of impossibility and layers of social context that the original Watchmen text achieved in its day. 

What was so great about this episode, you might be asking? Well, frankly, it’s hard to know where to begin breaking down the various levels this episode was speaking on. However, I’ll start with this: I highly recommend you read multiple people’s takes on this episode, especially Black writers. Not all Black writers think the same, and we’re bound to find different things from this episode to speak to.

This post contains spoilers for Watchmen.

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kylo ren redemption

Kylo Ren is one of the most interesting villains in the Star Wars franchise. Adam Driver‘s character was introduced in Star Wars: The Force Awakens as a conflicted antagonist torn between his birth family and his chosen identity as commander of the First Order, a master of the Knights of Ren, and protege of the Supreme Leader Snoke. He was a character deeply embedded in the Dark Side of the Force, and yet, Driver’s ungainly performance and his shifting emotions made him a character that earned our sympathy, whether we liked it or not. But does a little sympathy mean that Kylo Ren is deserving of redemption in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Not according to Driver.

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