hbo lakers series cast

John C. Reilly is being called to substitute for Michael Shannon. The Oscar-nominated actor will be leading the HBO Lakers series cast as team owner Jerry Buss in HBO’s drama pilot, replacing Shannon in the role. The casting reunites Reilly with frequent collaborator Adam McKay, who is directing the pilot and executive producing the series.

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a time lost

Millie Bobby Brown may be a rising starlet with only one feature film and a Netflix mega-hit series under her belt, but the 15-year-old actress is already getting into the producing game. Brown is teaming up with her sister Paige Brown to develop their original drama film, A Time Lost, for Netflix, marking the first re-team between the Stranger Things star and the streaming giant.

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‘Dark Shadows’ Sequel Series in the Works at The CW

dark shadows sequel series

The CW and Warner Bros. Television are bringing Dark Shadows back from the grave. A Dark Shadows sequel series, titled Dark Shadows: Reincarnation, is in development at the CW and is set to continue the story of Dan Curtis’ 1966 cult classic gothic soap opera.

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See trailer

We caught a brief glimpse of footage from See, the upcoming AppleTV+ series from Steven Knight (Eastern Promises, Peaky Blinders) which stars Jason Momoa (Aquaman), during the company’s sizzle reel earlier this year. But today, Apple CEO Tim Cook debuted the first full trailer for the series, and this thing looks ambitious as hell. Check it out below. Read More »

el camino music video

Breaking Bad should be renamed Breaking Jesse for the amount of emotional (and physical!) torture poor Jesse Pinkman goes through. As we near the release of the highly anticipated El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, Netflix is here to remind you just how much suffering Aaron Paul’s extremely unlucky meth cook went through with a music video recapping Jesse’s arc through Breaking Bad. Watch the El Camino music video for the Chloe X Halle song “Enchanted” below.

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The Goldfinch Review

How do you make a movie out of The Goldfinch? It’s the question book lovers have been asking themselves since John Crowley’s adaptation was announced last year. And it’s true that Donna Tartt’s thoughtful, decades-spanning, continent-hopping story of a boy and a painting doesn’t really lend itself to an action-packed feature film, but if you’re in the bag for a 150-minute meditation on grief, guilt and the power of beauty, then hey, The Goldfinch is for you.

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portrait of a lady on fire trailer

One of the buzziest films to come out of this year’s Cannes Film Festival is Portrait of a Lady on FireCéline Sciamma‘s lush, slow-burning lesbian romance. The winner of the Queer Palm Prize and Best Screenplay at the prestigious film festival, Portrait of a Lady on Fire was picked up for U.S. distribution by Neon, which has finally debuted the official U.S. trailer. Watch the Portrait of a Lady on Fire trailer below.

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Watchmen featurette Jeremy Irons

How do you feel about heroes? That’s the question showrunner Damon Lindelof (Lost, The Leftovers) asks in Watchmen, his new HBO show that picks up decades after the events of Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ seminal superhero comic series. But in a new featurette which showcases some brand new footage, Lindelof says potential audiences don’t need to have read the original graphic novel to understand what’s happening in this series. Check it out below. Read More »

the crown casting

Gillian Anderson is steeling herself for her next role. Netflix has elected to cast Anderson as former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in season 4 of The Crown. Anderson will be starring as the controversial political figure opposite Olivia Colman as Queen Elizabeth II, who replaces the Emmy-winning Claire Foy in The Crown cast starting with the award-winning Netflix drama’s third season.

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Just Mercy Review

Just Mercy is a hard film to criticize, not because it’s great, but because the actual cause it represents is. Destin Daniel Cretton’s film is based on the 2015 memoir of the same name by Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) founder and civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson. The book covers Stevenson’s experiences starting EJI, a legal nonprofit that provides representation to inmates who have been illegally convicted, unfairly sentenced or abused in state jails and prisons. EJI also works to fight mass incarceration and the death penalty, and provides re-entry assistance to incarcerated people.

EJI does valuable work in the sphere of mass incarceration activism and racial justice, and anything that can bring more positive mainstream attention and support to that work counts as good outreach. However, as art, Just Mercy ends up being a fairly bland crowd pleaser that doesn’t pick up the momentum it should until the final act.

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