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Cobra Kai season 2 cast

The one returning Karate Kid cast member we didn’t get to interview during the lead-up to season one of Cobra Kai was Martin Kove. That’s because he was a surprise in the very last scene of the season finale. Now that he’s a regular for season two, Kove was available to talk about Cobra Kai and the Karate Kid legacy.

The return of John Kreese was just as surprising to Johnny Lawrence (William Zabka), who believed that Kreese was dead. Now season two can explore how Johnny can turn Cobra Kai around when the worst influence of all returns to exert his chokehold over the dojo.

Kove spoke with /Film by phone before the season premiere of Cobra Kai. All 10 episodes of Cobra Kai season two premiere on YouTube Premium on Wednesday, April 24.

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avengers endgame opening

We’re four days out from the release of Avengers: Endgame and we don’t know much of what this movie will entail beyond the footage that we’ve seen over and over in the countless TV spots. But one scene that we haven’t seen much of was the full unbroken minute of Avengers: Endgame that played during the mid-credits of Captain Marvel. The scene served to tell us where Carol Danvers has been all this time, while getting us excited for her Carol’s inevitable meeting with the Avengers.

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Game of Thrones A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms review

In “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” Game of Thrones does something unusual. It goes small. And intimate. And never strays from a single castle. The result is one of the most moving (and funniest) episodes of the entire series.

/Film’s resident Westeros experts Jacob Hall and Ben Pearson will be examining this season together, discussing the merits, debating the issues, and maybe even harmoniously agreeing on this grand conclusion. Join them below.

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the hustle trailer new

The Steve Martin/Michael Caine comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels gets an update with The Hustle, starring Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Hathaway and Wilson play con artists who team up with go after the men who have wronged them. Hilarity, unconvincing disguises, and questionable accents follow. Watch the latest The Hustle trailer below.

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wga ata explainer

A battleground has formed in Hollywood, but it’s not the stuff of movies. The fights are taking place in boardrooms, and soon courtrooms, as writers and their agents wage a war that is as tricky as it is potentially transformative of the entire movie and TV landscape.

You may have heard the acronyms “WGA” and “ATA” thrown around, or seen the hashtag #WGAStaffingBoost on Twitter, and thought that this was a labor dispute that has little to do with you, the media-consuming public. But as negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Association of Talent Agents break down, it’s important to know exactly what is at stake. Is this a strike? What are writers and agents arguing over? How is this standoff threatening to change Hollywood? And can I still watch my favorite TV shows? We break down the intricacies of this standoff in our WGA ATA explainer.

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Why Joe Carnahan left Bad Boys 3

At one point, Narc and The Grey filmmaker Joe Carnahan was set to direct Mission: Impossible III, but left the project due to creative differences. History would repeat itself, with Carnahan leaving yet another threequel, Bad Boys III, for similar reasons. In a recent interview, Carnahan opened up about his Bad Boys III departure, revealing that his vision for the movie clashed with what star Will Smith ultimately wanted.

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detective pikachu trailer new

Are you in the mood to have “the feels”, as the youngsters say? If so, jump on down to watch the latest Detective Pikachu trailer, which plays out as if it were tailor-made to make you weep. While the previous footage has played up the comedic elements of the Pokémon movie, this latest look goes straight for the heart. Plus: watch a new behind-the-scenes look at the movie.

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Tolkien contest

Fox Searchlight has been developing a movie based on the life of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings author J.R.R. Tolkien for six years, and Tolkien is finally coming to theaters this May. And if you’re a fan of the author and you live in the Los Angeles area, you’re in luck: we’re holding a contest and giving away five pairs of tickets to a special early screening that will include a Q&A with the filmmakers and the cast. Read on to find out details about the screening and how you can win.
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(Welcome to Road to Endgame, where we revisit the first 22 movies of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and ask, “How did we get here?” In this edition: Ant-Man and the Wasp is an easy, breezy, meaningless entry.)

As the Marvel Cinematic Universe increases in bombast, it needs the occasional palette-cleanser. The bloated Avengers: Age of Ultron was followed by Ant-Man, a heist film in the vein of a studio comedy. Similarly, the gargantuan Avengers: Infinity War was succeeded by Ant-Man and the Wasp. The Ant-Man films are as literal as “going smaller” gets, focusing not only on shrinking superheroes, but on intimate father-daughter dynamics, thus steering the MCU away from its usually apocalyptic stakes.

As with its predecessor, though, Ant-Man and the Wasp begs the question: is smaller inherently better when it comes to superheroes?

For what feels like the first time since Thor: The Dark World, a Marvel movie fails to be about anything in particular. Ant-Man and the Wasp is hardly a contender for bottom spot — it’s too well-meaning, and its supporting cast is too likable for the film to be truly worthless — and it breaks from Marvel’s traditions in notable ways. A handful of these deviations are refreshing. For instance, tonal consistency, along with visual and aural filmmaking that actually matches it. Other departures however, render the film thematically vapid, making it stick out even further in a series so otherwise loaded.  

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It’s been said in the past that Phase Three of the MCU would conclude not with the epic Avengers: Endgame, but rather Spider-Man: Far From Home. If there was any lingering doubt about this claim, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige sealed the deal recently, confirming that Far From Home would indeed bring Phase Three to an end. But why? Wouldn’t ending things with Endgame make more sense? It has end in its title, after all. Just what determines the end of a “Phase” in the MCU?

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