Riz Ahmed Star Wars

Riz Ahmed is garnering rave reviews and awards season attention for his work in Sound of Metal, and now he’s got an eye on the future. The actor just signed a first-look TV deal with Sound of Metal distributor Amazon Studios. In other Riz Ahmed news: when asked if he might return for more Venom or Star Wars films, Ahmed essentially said, “Thanks, but no thanks.”

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the boys season 3

The Boys has never shied away from bloodspatter and gore, but how will it deal with the raunchiest storyline to come out of Gareth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comics series? By diving into it head-on, with a whole episode titled after the infamous (and pretty self-explanatory) storyline, “Herogasm.”

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the lord of the rings series synopsis

Amazon’s The Lord of the Rings series is mapping out an epic saga that will adapt part of J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasy world that has never been on the screen before. At least, that’s what it sounds like based on the very vague (but very impressive-sounding!) synopsis for the upcoming TV series that has arrived online.

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Bliss trailer

Did you know that Mike Cahill, the director behind 2011’s excellent indie feature film Another Earth, was making a new movie? And that it’s already finished? And coming to Amazon next month? I sure didn’t!

Owen Wilson (Midnight in Paris) and Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner) star in Bliss, a science fiction romance which, like the rest of Cahill’s work, explores big, heady concepts from a grounded, human level. Check out the first Bliss trailer below. Read More »

being the ricardos

Aaron Sorkin already has his first post-Trial of the Chicago 7 film lined-up: Being the Ricardos. The film will tell the story of husband and wife Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who played Lucy and Ricky Ricardo on I Love Lucy. Nicole Kidman is set to play Ball while Javier Bardem will play Arnaz, with Sorkin writing and directing the project for Amazon Studios. At one point, Cate Blanchett was circling the project to play Lucille Ball.

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Coming 2 America Rated PG-13

The original Coming to America was a huge comedy hit back in 1988. It scored over $128 million at the domestic box office, and it raked in another $160.6 million in international territories. That’s huge business for an R-rated comedy released in the late 1980s, but that was the drawing power of Eddie Murphy at the time. However, when Coming 2 America went into production at Paramount Pictures, before the studio sold distribution rights to Amazon Studios, and it seems like they thought making the sequel R-rated would hurt their box office chances. The movie has officially been rated PG-13 by the Motion Picture Association of America. Read More »

Don't Expect Borat 3

After making waves with Borat in 2006, Sacha Baron Cohen‘s fictional reporter from Kazakhstan disappeared for nearly 15 years, even if many of his catchphrases did not. But last year, the ignorant, inappropriate journalist returned in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, and against all odds, it was perhaps even better than Borat’s first big screen outing. However, the success and critical claim doesn’t mean Borat will be back again anytime soon.
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The Great Escapists Trailer

What if you combined Lord of the Flies with Mythbusters? You might get The Great Escapists, a new Amazon show that strands The Grand Tour‘s Richard Hammond and Mythbusters‘ Tory Belleci on a desert island and lets them run wild. The pair use their know-how to construct all sorts of wacky, potentially dangerous inventions, all in the name of survival – and of course, escape. Watch The Great Escapists trailer below.

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borat 2 Maria Bakalova

Maria Bakalova was the undeniable breakout star of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, an unknown Bulgarian actress straight out of acting school who was able to hold her own against prankster extraordinaire Sacha Baron Cohen and dupe U.S. political figures like Rudy Giuliani. So it’s no wonder that the most buzzed about scenes from the Borat sequel usually feature Bakalova, including the aforementioned Giuliani interview and a sequence involving Jeanise Jones, a kindly 62-year-old woman who was recruited to babysit Bakalova’s Tutar.

In a recent interview, Bakalova revealed her thought process going into both difficult scenes, and her tearful reunion with Jones after the film shoot.

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one night in miami trailer

Regina King comes in swinging with her directorial debut, One Night in Miami, which has been heaped with praise by critics since the drama debuted at the Venice Film Festival in September 2020. It’s even made a few top 10 lists (and certainly, a few incoming ones). But praise doesn’t just build hype: new teasers and posters do, and we’ve got both of those today, in the form of an official trailer and characters posters released by Amazon Studios ahead of the film’s release in theaters and Prime Video later this month. Watch the official One Night in Miami trailer below.

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