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love simon tv series

It was previously revealed that the upcoming Disney streaming service Disney+ would be adapting Love, Simon into a new TV series. Now, as the show begins production, the lead role has been revealed, along with some new story details. Michael Cimino (no, not the dead filmmaker who directed The Deer Hunter) will star in the show, which will be set in the same world as the film but focus on new characters. More on the Love, Simon TV series below.

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promare trailer

Firefighting has never looked so visually exciting as it does in Promare, Studio Trigger’s highly anticipated inaugural feature film. Kill la Kill creator Hiroyuki Imaishi directs this eye-popping visual bonanza, which is like if Fire Emblem had a gonzo mecha baby with Gundam Wing. GKIDS is debuting the first full U.S. trailer for Promare, and the movie arrives in select U.S. theaters this fall. Watch the Promare trailer below.

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Peter Fonda Dead

The films of the 1960s and early 1970s broke so many of the conventional rules of filmmaking, and they reinvigorated cinema with a creative edge that would change the landscape of Hollywood for decades to come. Right at the center of it all was Peter Fonda, the star, co-writer and producer of Easy Rider, one of the most rebellious and influential films of all-time. Sadly, this counterculture icon has died at 79 years old after a battle with lung cancer. Read More »

Green Band Trailer

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 acquaint ourselves to a musician dancing to the beat of different pianist, deal with family drama, bend reality a smidge, try to escape the Taliban, and go on a bougie holiday. Read More »

In this edition of Theme Park Bits:

  • Living with the Land got a surprise update.
  • Mobile ordering is available at more Disney resort restaurants.
  • Universal’s Studio Tour has a new host.
  • And more!

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Spider-Man Cadaverous

Want a first look at some of the Spider-Man comic J.J. Abrams is making with his son Henry Abrams? Did you know Hulk once faced off with Hulk Hogan? What’s this new comic book team Rob Liefeld is putting together? Are you bummed you won’t get to see a Hellboy reboot sequel introduce a new Abe Sapien? Is there a script for Ant-Man 3 that’s already finished? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

let them all talk

After a brief hiatus, Steven Soderbergh is making up for lost time. Earlier this year he released High Flying Bird, a Netflix movie shot on iPhones. His next movie, The Laundromat, will play at TIFF and the Venice Film Festival next month. And now it looks like he’s shooting a secret project. That project is Let Them All Talk, which will star Meryl Streep and Gemma Chan. While the plot of the movie remains a mystery, we’re always up for more Soderbergh.

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Aubrey Plaza rom-com

Having survived the attacks of Chucky the killer doll in Child’s Play, Aubrey Plaza is now moving on to less deadly fare. The eternally droll actress will star in the Netflix rom-com Hope, written by the screenwriters of Legally Blonde, 10 Things I Hate About You, and more. Jackie van Beek and Madeleine Sami will direct the film. What’s it about? We don’t know! Details are being kept secret. But Plaza’s presence alone makes this worth paying attention to.

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The Cat Rescuers Trailer

The internet loves cats, mostly because their eccentric and entitled behavior makes them perfect for memes. But it’s easy to forget that there are thousands of stray cats out there who need a good home, food, and someone to give them some love. That’s where the real cat lovers come in to play.

It sounds unbelievable, but there are over 500,000 stray cats in New York City alone. Since the city itself and animal control are unable to resolve the issue, a group of volunteers have taken it upon themselves to do as much as possible to help as many cats as they can. A new documentary simply calls them The Cat Rescuers, and they comb through NYC looking for cats to humanely trap, get spayed or neutered, and released – either back to their cat colonies or into someone’s warm home. Watch The Cat Rescuers trailer to meet these cat saviors and, of course, see some kitties. Read More »

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Batman Hush review

“Deep down, he’s a good person, and deep down, I’m not,” Batman says as he’s about to fight his brainwashed pal Superman in the latest DC Animated Movie Universe release, Batman: Hush. There might not be a single line that better captures Batman’s simultaneously toxic self-loathing and self-mythologizing quite so succinctly in relation to his most hopeful (and much more socially-adjusted) friend and thematic foil.

It’s also such a casually badass Batman line that I couldn’t imagine a movie adaptation of the classic Batman: Hush comic, which was written by Jeph Loeb and illustrated by Jim Lee, without it. The new film, directed by Justin Copeland from an adapted screenplay by Ernie Altbacker, is full of savvy pulls like this one and cuts alike, slimming a sprawling 12-part saga into a lean 80-minute feature. They preserve nearly all the key themes of the originally printed murder-mystery while making changes big and small along the way. (Small change: Batman wears a pair of kryptonite brass knuckles instead of a single kryptonite ring to fight Supes). Some of the biggest changes in the film’s ending even recontextualize Batman and Catwoman’s final moments of the story, but the film holds together fabulously nonetheless. Let’s talk about why. Read More »