michael bay sony deal

Michael Bay will continue to blow shit up for the foreseeable future thanks to a new multiyear first-look deal with Sony. The deal will allow Bay to produce both film and TV projects. That includes Black Five, an ensemble drama Bay will direct from a script by Ehren Kruger. Bay has a history with Sony, having made his feature directorial debut there with Bad Boys.

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tiger king update

There’s a lot going on in Tiger King, Netflix’s buzz-worthy new docuseries. And while the majority of the show focuses on now-incarcerated private zoo owner Joe Exotic and his rivalry with animal rights activist Carole Baskin, there’s also an entire episode that strongly suggests Baskin played a part in the disappearance and presumed death of her husband, multi-millionaire Jack Donald “Don” Lewis. With the Tiger King popularity soaring, a Florida sheriff has decided to reach out to the public for new leads in the Lewis case. Meanwhile, Baskin herself isn’t very happy with she was portrayed in the docuseries.

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westworld episode 4 promo

So far, Westworld season 3 hasn’t given us any time with William, AKA the Man in Black, played by Ed Harris. But that’s about to change with episode 4, which brings the character back – and shows that he’s in pretty poor shape. In the Westworld episode 4 promo below, Dolores talks about justice, the Man in Black stumbles around a messy room, and Maeve looks on as stuff explodes.

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run review

There’s something magical about onscreen chemistry. It’s not easy to fake, and poor chemistry between two leads who are supposedly drawn to each other can badly sink an otherwise great premise. So when something comes along that appears to give off genuine sparks between its two main characters, it’s like watching fireworks explode across the screen.

Such is the case with Run, HBO’s smart, funny, and sexy dark comedy series that lives and dies by the chemistry of its leads. As a former college couple reunited after years apart, Merritt Wever and Domhnall Gleeson are electric, and incredibly convincing. It’s easy to get swept up in their journey together, because we genuinely buy their attraction to one another.

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Virtual Tribeca Film Festival in the Works

Virtual Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival was supposed to run April 15 – 26 this year – but obviously, things have changed. The coronavirus caused the fest to postpone those dates, with alternative dates left up in the air. Now, it looks like Tribeca has found a solution: a virtual festival. Details are extremely slim at the moment, but Jane Rosenthal, the CEO of Tribeca Enterprises, made the announcement via social media.

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Westworld The Absence of Field review

Westworld season 3 seems to hit its stride with its third episode, “The Absence of Field.” It’s certainly the best episode of the season so far, featuring a killer performance from Tessa Thompson, and more insight into, uh…INCITE. We finally see what it is that draws Delores and Caleb together, and we also learn a bit more about what the hell new big bad  Engerraund Serac is up to. And those are just some of the things that happened this week on Westworld.

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the crown season 3 featurette

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Showtime has changed the schedule of Black Monday and two other shows.
  • Watch a trailer for Billions season 5.
  • The Crown was able to beat the coronavirus and wrap early.
  • Star Trek: Short Treks coming to Blu-ray in June.
  • ESPN is airing an encore presentation of O.J.: Made in America.

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Jay and Silent Bob Reboot Commentary Track

Kevin Smith‘s recent movie, Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. It’s also on Blu-ray and digital. But none of those versions of the film come with a commentary track. So Smith, good egg that he is, decided to record one and upload it to YouTube for fans. It’s totally free, too – you don’t have to plunk down extra money or anything like that. Just turn the movie on, fire up YouTube, and you’re ready to go.

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the wretched

It’s time for a trailer round-up! Rather than let some smaller trailers slip through the cracks, we like to gather them together and bring them to you in one place. You’re welcome. This trailer round-up features a new Bruce Willis movie, some upcoming Netflix shos, two shows from the new streaming service Quibi, and a horror movie.

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quarantine stream nailed it

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Series: Nailed It!

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: A baking competition show featuring the world’s worst bakers.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: There’s nothing riding on Nailed It! It’s about as laid-back a show as you can get – even when compared to other laid-back baking competitions, like, say The Great British Bake Off. No one takes the competition angle seriously, and, best of all, the contestants – who are truly terrible bakers – will make you feel better about your own culinary skills.

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