Run Sweetheart Run, an indie horror thriller which had its world premiere at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, has been acquired by Amazon Studios and will be heading to Amazon Prime Video, according to a new report. The movie, from writer/director Shana Feste (Endless Love, The Greatest), stars Ella Balinska (Charlie’s Angels) as an L.A. woman who goes on a first date with a handsome guy played by Pilou Asbæk (Game of Thrones), only for the date to spiral out of control and her to discover that the man is not what he seems. Read More »
“The Gang Breaks a Television Record” should be the subtitle for the upcoming season of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which has officially been picked up for its 15th season. This historic renewal makes the show the longest-running live-action comedy series in American television history; it will finally overtake The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet, which has held that record since it went off the air in 1966.
And in case there was any doubt, the Sunny gang is going to address the coronavirus pandemic in the new season. Read the statement from creator Rob McElhenney below. Read More »
NOS4A2 is returning for a brand-new season of Christmasland horrors, with the Joe Hill adaptation jumping forward in time 8 years. Once again, Vic McQueen is up against the immortal villain Charlie Manx, and this time, Vic’s old enemy is going after someone very close to her. After several teasers, a full NOS4A2 season 2 trailer has arrived ahead of next month’s premiere.
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Josh and Benny Safdie, the writer/directors behind anxiety-inducing indie thrillers like Good Time and Uncut Gems, are heading to premium cable. The duo and their Elara Pictures production shingle have set up a two year first look deal with HBO, and A24 – the company that produced and distributed their two biggest movies – is also involved. Read more about the new Safdie Brothers HBO deal below. Read More »
J.K. Rowling has already been letting Harry Potter fans live out their Hogwarts dreams from home with her Harry Potter at Home series, which gave young readers and teachers an online hub to enjoy and share their favorite Wizarding World books and content. Now the author is bringing a new children’s book to young readers starving for something to do while stuck at home. Rowling is releasing her children’s book, a non-Harry Potter fairy tale called The Ickabog, online for free for coronavirus relief causes, posting new chapters each weekday through July 10. The complete story will be published in book form, and in e-book form, in November.
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We haven’t seen the last of Lisbeth Salander.
The skilled computer hacker, best known as the title character in Steig Larsson’s The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo novels and the subsequent movie adaptations, is going to be the subject of a standalone TV series at Amazon. Read More »
Ever since Steve Carell turned in his resignation at The Office, the actor hasn’t looked back at the comedy television world that made him famous. But seven years later, the Oscar-nominated actor is making his long-awaited return to comedy TV with Space Force, a new Netflix comedy created by Greg Daniels and Carell. Ahead of the show’s premiere this Friday, Netflix has released a new Space Force featurette highlighting Carell’s exciting return to comedy TV and the star-studded cast that includes John Malkovich, Lisa Kudrow, and the recently passed Fred Willard.
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Tom Cruise has found a filmmaker to accompany him to outer space: Doug Liman. Liman, who directed Cruise in Edge of Tomorrow and American Made, is now on board the still-untitled Tom Cruise space movie that plans to really shoot in space, with the help of Elon Musk’s Space X and NASA. In fact, Liman has been involved since the beginning, coming up with the idea with Cruise and even penning the first draft of the script.
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While the world waits to see if Christopher Nolan‘s new film Tenet will actually make it to theaters in July, part of the usual marketing blitz is still happening thanks to magazines who need to publish the stories they planned out months in advance. In this case, not only are we getting a handful of new Tenet photos, but we’re learning that director Christopher Nolan actually crashed a real 747 airplane for a key action sequence in the movie. But not from the sky. It’s not quite that dramatic. Read More »
HBO Max launches this week – tomorrow, to be exact – and people are still not quite sure how it works. Is the new streaming service the same thing as HBO? Or HBO Go? Or HBO Now? Sensing the confusion in the air, the folks at HBO released a new explainer video that details the differences while hopefully putting all questions to bed.
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