Jason Bateman Shut In

Hey, remember earlier this year when Jason Bateman beat out the directors of Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Killing Eve to win an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series? Split votes be damned – the dude took home the gold, and immediately parlayed that success into potentially directing a remake of Clue. Now Bateman has set up another movie to direct (possibly instead) called Shut In, a thriller from New Line that’s described as being in the vein of David Fincher’s 2002 Jodie Foster movie Panic Room.
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dune tone

Denis Villeneuve has described his adaptation of Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi novel Dune as “Star Wars for adults,” and it sounds like he’s taking the “adult” part of that description seriously. The latest actor in Villeneuve’s very attractive cast to chime in is Oscar Isaac, who teased the filmmaker’s dark and “shocking” vision for Dune. The Dune tone will be “nightmarish” and “brutalist,” according to Isaac, teasing a film that is radically different from past adaptations of Herbert’s dense 1965 novel.

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promising young woman trailer

Carey Mulligan has spent her career playing buttoned-up types or damaged ingenues, so it’s exciting to see her unleashed and angry in Promising Young Woman. Mulligan stars in the darkly comic thriller as a traumatized woman who leads a double life taking revenge on self-declared “nice guys” who are actually would-be assaulters. Watch the Promising Young Woman trailer below.

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star wars the rise of skywalker tv spot

There are nine days left until the release of Episode 9, which means Disney is releasing yet anotherStar WarsTV spot preparing fans “for the end.” The end is in sight for the Skywalker Saga, but not for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker TV spots, and we’ll likely see at least a dozen more right up until the film’s theatrical release next week. Watch the latest Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker TV spot below.

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doctor who season 12 premiere clip

Doctor Who began a shiny, new progressive era last year with its introduction of the first female Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker, and a “family” of human companions who were more diverse than the 60-plus year series had ever seen before. Now Whittaker and showrunner Chris Chibnall have to prove that they can keep the hype going with their upcoming sophomore season, debuting on New Year’s Day. No one knows yet what to expect with the new season of Doctor Who, which dropped its first trailer last week. But the new Doctor Who season 12 premiere clip recently released by BBC could give us a clue.

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disenchantment part 3 release date

More Disenchantment is coming your way. With the second season of the Matt Groening animated fantasy-comedy series still fresh in our minds, Netflix has announced that part 3 is already on its way, with a Disenchantment part 3 release date set for 2020. A new promo announces the third part, which will be dealing with some intense mommy issues. Watch the Disenchantment part 3 release date promo below.

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Star Wars Episode X

We’re just over a week away from the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, and the discourse continues to roll as we inch closer to the final entry in the Skywalker saga. Today, a lengthy profile in The New York Times resulted in some interesting quotes from J.J. Abrams, especially in regard to the apparently endless back-and-forth about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as well as touching on the possible future of the franchise. Read Abrams quotes below, along with an intriguing one from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
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Watchmen and Superhero Mythology

HBO’s Watchmen may be the biggest TV surprise since Brian Fuller brought Hannibal to our homes. The show has taken what was once thought of as an “unfilmable” property and not only has it continued the story with an intriguing new mystery that carries on the themes of the original, but it has even improved upon the original graphic novel.

From the very first episode, clear parallels were drawn between a young boy named Will, and the original superhero, Superman. But where Superman stood for “truth, justice and the American way,” Watchmen has spent the last weeks showing us the dark reality behind those words. Before the final episode of the season airs, let’s explore how Watchmen is turning the entire superhero mythos on its head.

This article contains spoilers for the first season of Watchmen.

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International Ghostbusters: Afterlife Trailer

The first trailer for Ghostbusters: Afterlife brought the franchise back yet again, this time with a heavy dose of nostalgia in the vein of Super 8 and Stranger Things. One of the chief complaints about this first trailer is that it didn’t have any comedy, a trademark of the original franchise that hailed from bona fide comedians from the likes of Saturday Night Live, The Second City and other comedy institutions. But a slightly different international cut of the Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer does add a couple moments of humor, as well as a bit more proton pack action. Read More »

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marvel tv shutting down

“It’s All Connected” no more. The tagline of Marvel Television was always ironic considering the subdivision of Marvel Entertainment was never really connected to the larger Marvel Cinematic Universe, though Marvel TV head Jeph Loeb desperately tried to keep it attached. But now Marvel is shutting down its television-focused division, folding in its remaining shows like Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Hulu’s Helstrom under Marvel Studios.

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