Crank Yankers

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Truth Be Told is coming back for more on AppleTV+.
  • Crank Yankers has been renewed for additional episodes.
  • The creator of Downton Abbey is back with a new series called The English Game.
  • Michael Mann’s HBO series Tokyo Vice has added another cast member.
  • Wedding Crashers actress Isla Fisher is heading to CBS All Access.
  • A new episode of The Handmaid’s Tale will be directed by one of its stars.
  • Derek Hough has joined High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

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crimes of grindelwald review roundup

The early reviews for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald are coming in, and they’re not good. It appears J.K. Rowling‘s expanded Wizarding World has run out of magic, as critics are calling this latest adventure ineffective, weak, messy, and even pointless. This is not the kind of reaction fans were hoping for, and doesn’t bode well for the rest of the series. Read our Crimes of Grindelwald review roundup below.

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13 Reasons Why season 2 reviews

Netflix famously doesn’t release viewership numbers for its individual shows or movies, but it’s safe to say that 13 Reasons Why made a big splash when it debuted on the streaming service last year. The show earned high praise from critics, courted controversy for its depiction of rape and suicide, and seemed to be all anyone could talk about for a while after its release.

Despite leaving some lingering unanswered questions, it seemed as if the series could wrap up after one season. But it’s coming back for a season two later this week, and early reviews from critics suggest it should have quit while it was ahead. Read More »

Solo A Star Wars Story reviews

Solo: A Star Wars Story is about to land in theaters after a highly-publicized and turbulent flight, and if you’ll allow me to belabor the metaphor, it sounds as if director Ron Howard managed to pull this particular spaceship out of a potentially disastrous nosedive and smooth things out in a satisfying way.

The Solo A Star Wars Story reviews are in, and despite the fact that exactly no one asked for a Han Solo origin film, critics are largely pleased with the latest entry in this franchise. Read excerpts from a handful of reviews below.
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tomb raider review round-up

The Tomb Raider review embargo has lifted, and let’s just say the critics aren’t exactly enamored with the latest big-screen Lara Croft adventure. Not even Oscar winner Alicia Vikander is enough to elevate this video game movie – although there are some kind words here and there. Our full Tomb Raider review round-up is below.

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Kingsman The Golden Circle reviews

Kingsman: The Secret Service was a nice surprise back in 2015, and the new sequel, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, looks to expand director Matthew Vaughn‘s cinematic spy-verse in a big way by adding a ton of A-list stars to the cast and taking the action overseas. So do those decisions make this an entertaining, worthwhile addition to the franchise, or has Vaughn bitten off more than he can chew here?

Find out what the critics are saying in excerpts from a handful of Kingsman The Golden Circle reviews culled from around the web.
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Stranger Things Shirt - Hawkins Indiana

People are still buzzing about Stranger Things, and new viewers keep being sucked into it all the time. That means there are plenty of interesting theories still bouncing around the web along with new t-shirts, tribute videos and even a bump in sales for a certain beloved ’80s movie that clearly influenced the Netflix series. Here’s what we have in this edition of Stranger Things Bits:

  • The popularity of Stranger Things boosts sales of The Goonies.
  • A new theory about Eleven and the Demogorgon.
  • Watch a tribute rap video to the beloved character Barb.
  • Find out how the movement of the Demogorgon was crafted.
  • A couple new prints paying tribute to the show.
  • New ratings reports reveal the show may be more popular that initially thought.
  • Check out some new shirts mashing up the show with Star Wars and more.
  • Read an interview about the production design of the show.

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star wars celebration Europe 2016

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past several days — or, more likely, too busy playing Pokémon Go to pay any attention to the rest of the internet — you’ve surely heard that Star Wars Celebration Europe took place over the weekend. You may have even read some of our reports from the major panels, including new details about Rogue OneEpisode VIII, and the Han Solo spinoff, as well as RebelsBattlefront, and more.

But just in case you’ve missed anything, we’ve compiled every last bit of coverage for you. Below, run down our Star Wars Celebration roundup of all our stories from the event.  Read More »

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The Top 20 Stories of the Week are the stories we think you should check out on /Film from the previous week.

This week brought a whole slew of Marvel updates concerning The Defenders, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Thor: Ragnarok, Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and more. Plus, there’s casting updates for Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle, coverage from CinemaCon, more exclusive sneak peeks from behind the scenes of Finding Dory, and news of yet another Avatar sequel.

In addition, we’ve got new trailers for the sixth season of Game of Thrones, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows, Suicide Squad, Doctor Strange and a couple more.

See all of the Top 20 Stories of the Week after the jump. Read More »

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The Top 20 Stories of the Week are the stories we think you should check out on /Film from the previous week.

This week brought a variety of stories surrounding Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, news of a Game of Thrones after show starting during the sixth season of the HBO series, the forthcoming arrival of the first Doctor Strange trailer, some updates for Edge of Tomorrow, Kingsman and Blade Runner sequels, early buzz on The Jungle Book and, of course, the first trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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