space force featurette

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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suicide squad director's cut

This is the world we live in now: if you are loud enough about demanding a director’s cut on Twitter, it will come. After the mythic Snyder Cut earned its triumphant victory with an HBO Max release in 2021, the floodgates have opened for directors who want their original visions to be shown to rabid fans. The latest filmmaker to join the director’s cut train is David Ayer, whose 2016 comic book film Suicide Squad was famously subjected to long reshoots and re-edits. Ayer revealed that is “Ayer Cut” of Suicide Squad would be “easy to complete” and “incredibly cathartic” to release.

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labyrinth sequel director

After all these years, Labyrinth still has the power of voodoo over us. Jim Henson‘s 1986 cult hit is getting a long-awaited sequel, which has been in the works under TriStar Pictures in some form since at least 2014. But after hiring Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez to helm the sequel in 2017, TriStar Pictures has found a new filmmaker to dance, magic, dance into the director’s chair. Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson, who recently left Marvel over creative differences with Doctor Strange 2, has been tapped to helm the Labyrinth sequel.

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Last Night In Soho release date

Last Night in Soho has a new release date. Edgar Wright‘s upcoming psychological thriller starring Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch) was one of our most highly anticipated movies of 2020, with an initial release date set for this fall. But after last week’s reports saying that Last Night in Soho would be moving to next year, Wright and Focus Features have confirmed that the new release date has been set for April 2021.

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tenet details

There’s no question that Christopher Nolan‘s upcoming Tenet is one of the most highly anticipated movies of the year. Though the film itself is still shrouded in mystery, every time Nolan puts out a film, it’s groundbreaking, or mind-bending, or unpredictable in some way. And Tenet is no exception, according to star John David Washington. In fact, it may be so ground-breaking that it could be the milestone for where the “next 10, 15 years of filmmaking” will go, Washington teases.

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star wars underworld details

George Lucas’ Star Wars: Underworld series was one of many projects lost during the Disney acquisition of Lucasfilm. The long-in-development live-action series was a source of excitement for many Star Wars fans, who gobbled up new rumors, concept art leaks, and reports of scripts being written. Alas, the project never came to be, but former Star Wars: Underworld writer Ronald D. Moore, who recently developed Starz’s hit series Outlander, has revealed some details about the scrapped Star Wars series.

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(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: Ramy

Where You Can Stream It: Hulu

The Pitch: Ramy Hassan (creator and Golden Globe winner Ramy Youssef) is like every other struggling millennial stuck living with his parents in a New Jersey suburb. He’s working a job at a tech start-up that will totally take off any moment, he just wants to date and go to parties every Friday night, and his hitched friends and family keep asking him about when he’ll get married. But he’s also a devout Muslim trying to figure out the balance between spiritual fulfillment and getting laid. But as Ramy learns through the funny, irreverent, and refreshingly authentic Hulu comedy series, there is no easy answer.

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: In the post-Master of None era, there seemed to be few shows that could just as perfectly capture that displaced immigrant millennial experience. Or there were just too many Girls knock-offs that try and fail to become the next irreverent generational comedy, that you become wary of picking up yet another show about a sardonic 20-something who is feeling a little lost in life. So Ramy came and went last year, passing under almost everyone’s radar until star and creator Youssef unexpectedly won the Golden Globe for best actor in a comedy. One of Hulu’s most underrated gems, Ramy is a sharply written and refreshing millennial comedy that is one of the rare shows to sincerely delve into how faith and spirituality can influence a young person living in an increasingly shallow world. Also, it’s funny as heck.

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dear... trailer

A whole show centered around celebrities reading fan mail may strike an odd tone right now — especially after the infamous “Imagine” debacle — but Dear…, the new Apple TV+ series, is presenting itself as more than a self-congratulatory show about celebrity culture. Oprah Winfrey, Gloria Steinem, Spike Lee, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more get emotional as they read letters onscreen from fans who were inspired by their works. It’s the kind of weepy inspirational stuff that spotlights both the celebrities reading the letters and the people who wrote them. Watch the Dear… trailer below.

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magnolia influential women giveaway

Just as Saoirse Ronan so emphatically says in Little Women, “Women!” And in honor of women and the best female-centric documentaries in their library, Magnolia Pictures is hosting a giveaway of digital download codes with /Film. If you would like a free digital download code to films like RBG, the ultra-cool deep dive into Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s life; or Iris, Albert Maysles’ tribute to eclectic interior designer Iris Apfel; or Kusama: Infinity, about game-changing Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama; and more, enter /Film’s contest.

Read on to get details on how to win.

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steven soderbergh pandemic

Directing Contagion may have prepared Steven Soderbergh for a pandemic, but not for the deeply stupid human behavior that people have had in response to a pandemic. The filmmaker’s acclaimed 2011 thriller was ahead of the curve — showing the breakdown of society and difficulties of curbing the spread of a deadly virus long before coronavirus (COVID-19) even existed.

Contagion was a famously realistic take on the pandemic movie, with Soderbergh employing a team of researchers and consultants to depict how a virus would really spread in today’s global society. And while he got plenty of things right, even Soderbergh couldn’t predict the “deeply irrational” human behavior that has taken place since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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