Avenue 5

Armando Iannucci, the director of movies like The Death of Stalin and In the Loop and the creator of TV comedies The Thick of It and Veep, is returning to HBO with a new TV show.

Iannucci stepped away from being Veep‘s showrunner after season 4 and hasn’t worked in television since, but that’s about to change with Avenue 5, a HBO science fiction series that will star Hugh Laurie (House, Tomorrowland), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office), and Josh Gad (Frozen, Pixels). Read More »

mcmillions

When The Daily Beast published an article last summer titled “How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions,” it captured Hollywood’s attention in a big way. We later learned that was by design: the article, which details extreme (and wildly entertaining) levels of fraud surrounding the nationwide Monopoly game that McDonald’s previously participated in, was written with the express purpose of being adapted into a movie.

A film adaptation is still on the table, but now a documentary series called McMillions is already in production at HBO, and one of the Hollywood players who lost out on the film rights is executive producing this multi-part documentary show. Find out who’s involved below. Read More »

Game of Thrones song

Brienne of Tarth’s faithful squire Podrick Payne sang a beautiful, haunting song during the most recent episode of Game of Thrones. The song, “Jenny of Oldstones,” was performed by Florence + The Machine over the show’s closing credits, and you can hear that performance in a video below.

But what do those lyrics have to do with the show, and what do they portend for our surviving heroes? Join us for a quick trip through the history of Westeros as we search for answers. Read More »

Chaos Walking reshoots

Chaos Walking, the film adaptation of Patrick Ness’s young adult book trilogy, has been in development since 2011. Director Doug Liman (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow) and actors Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland came on board in 2016 and it started filming the next year, with an intended release date of March 1, 2019. As you may have noticed, that date has come and gone and the film still hasn’t hit theaters.

Now we know why. According to a new report, the film was “deemed unreleasable” in its initial form, and after spending $100 million already, Lionsgate is now spending millions more on three weeks of reshoots. Yikes. Read More »

Mondo Batman art show

Holy octogenarian, Batman! The Caped Crusader first debuted in the pages of Detective Comics back in 1939, which makes him 80 years old this year. To celebrate the anniversary, Mondo Gallery in Austin, Texas is hosting a brand new show called 80 Years of Batman this summer, and you can see some of the pieces that will be on display below. Read More »

Avengers Endgame cast sings

The Avengers: Endgame reactions are in, and they’re through the roof. It’s pretty much a given that this movie is going to be a blockbuster cultural event, but as the 22nd movie in a long-running cinematic saga, it comes with a lot of baggage. Who has the time to rewatch every single one of those movies before seeing Endgame this week? It’s crunch time, which means one of your best bets is probably scouring YouTube looking for a recap of the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe thus far.

Well, the Avengers themselves are here to help. On last night’s episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, several key cast members joined together to sing a two-minute cover of Billy Joel’s “We Didn’t Start the Fire” with a superhero twist. Check it out below.
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Knock Down the House trailer

29-year-old New Yorker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has become something of a pop culture superstar for her progressive ideals, no-nonsense approach to politics, and active social media presence. Now a new Netflix documentary will provide an inside look at how she became the youngest woman to ever serve in Congress. Knock Down the House follows Ocasio-Cortez and three other women – Amy Vilela, Cori Bush, and Paula Jean Swearengin – as they ran for office last year. Check out the trailer below. Read More »

Game of Thrones battle teaser

After season upon season of trudging around north of The Wall, The Night King’s army of the dead has finally made it through and is ready to face off against everyone holed up at Winterfell. Last night’s episode of Game of Thrones, titled “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” was all about the characters we love experiencing one final calm before the coming storm, but once the next episode begins, the bodies are going to start piling up.

Now a new preview teases next week’s battle, culminating with an epic yell from Brienne of Tarth. Check it out below, along with a new in-depth behind the scenes look at the making of the most recent episode.
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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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Boys in the Band

Ryan Murphy, the prolific writer/producer/director of Glee and American Horror Story who signed one of the biggest production deals in television history with Netflix last year, has lined up another project for the streaming service.

He’ll produce a film adaptation of The Boys in the Band, a 1968 play that was revived on Broadway in 2018 with a cast that included Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Zachary Quinto (Star Trek), Matt Bomer (The Normal Heart), and more. Those actors, and the rest of their co-stars from the Broadway revival, will reprise their roles in the film, which is heading to Netflix next year. Read More »