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The Punisher season 3

The return of Marvel’s The Punisher comes at a precarious time for Marvel shows on Netflix. Along with Luke Cage and Iron Fist, Daredevil was recently cancelled after its third season, leading many to wonder why Netflix is dropping them. It still remains unknown if these shows will continue on Disney+, but the Jon Bernthal-led series The Punisher is back with a second season on Netflix right now.

Showrunner Steve Lightfoot spoke with /Film by phone about the new season earlier this week, and we talked about those cancellations, Frank Castle’s character arc, the show’s take on Jigsaw, what a third season might be about, and more. Read More »

lords of chaos trailer

The crazy-but-true story of the Norwegian black metal band Mayhem takes center stage in Jonas Åkerlund‘s brutal drama Lords of Chaos. From humble beginnings to arson and murder, Lords of Chaos paints a not-very-pretty picture of the infamous black metal scene of the 1980s and 1990s. Rory Culkin stars as Øystein Aarseth, aka Euronymous, one of the founders of the Norwegian black metal scene. Watch the Lords of Chaos trailer below.

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ghostbusters 3 plot details

Everyone’s buzzing about Jason Reitman‘s Ghostbusters 3. The project was a well-kept secret for a while, but now it’s out there, and inquiring minds want to know: what the heck is the movie going to be about? It was previously reported that the script focused on a four teenagers who take up the Ghostbusters mantle, and now, some potential Ghostbusters 3 plot details have surfaced providing a little more information. The story allegedly features conspiracy theories, dark secrets about a small town, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria, and more.

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black mirror bandersnatch choices

Netflix is notoriously stingy when it comes to releasing any information about its user base and their viewing habits – except, of course, when that data makes the company look good or its social media managers are allowed to have a bit of fun with its audience.

Now the company has pulled back the veil of secrecy and offered a brief peek at some of the Black Mirror: Bandersnatch choices users made when watching the interactive movie. Read on to discover the numbers and a quote from chief content officer Ted Sarandos that strongly implies we’re going to be seeing much more of this type of interactive storytelling from Netflix.
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The 10 Greatest M. Night Shyamalan Scenes

best m. night shyamalan scenes

M. Night Shyamalan’s career is, in a lot of ways, riddled with inconsistencies. Most people would tell you that the best films he made are early in his career, even with his recent comeback in working with Blumhouse Productions. But even when the quality of his films is low, you can always find some recognizable elements in his work. To rank the best scenes in Shyamalan’s career, though, you do have to look primarily (but not entirely) at his early work.

In honor of his new film, Glass, which itself marries Shyamalan’s early and more recent films, let’s rank the 10 best scenes in the man’s career.

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where'd you go bernadette release date

Where’d you go, Where’d You Go, Bernadette? Oh, I see – you went all the way to August. The release date of the Richard Linklater-directed film starring Cate Blanchett has been pushed five months, from March to August. The reasoning cited behind the move is that August is a better month for “female-skewing films.” So we’re all going to have to wait a little longer to find out where Bernadette went. More on the new Where’d You Go, Bernadette release date below.

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star trek discovery brother review

We’re back in the saddle again! Welcome to Star Trek: Discovery, Season 2, where we have a ton more fun around these parts than last season.

In fact, “fun” and “levity” are the themes of this episode, “Brother,” despite its intense undercurrent. The episode follows Michael as she tries to figure out what happened to Spock. Unfortunately, we didn’t meet Spock in person, except in the form an audio recording. However, we did get a lot of clues about what this season will bring. Let’s get into it.

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Simon Kinberg apple

Apple is continuing to poach talent from all across Hollywood for their nascent film and television division, and they may have just added two names to their ever-growing list of collaborators.

The tech company is “near a deal” for a new science fiction series that hails from Simon Kinberg, the writer/producer who’s been shepherding the X-Men film franchise for years. Plus, they’ve managed to lure Jason Katims, the producer of beloved TV shows like Friday Night Lights, away from his longtime home at Universal Television for a multi-year contract. Read more about that and the potential Simon Kinberg Apple series below. Read More »

glass review

(Welcome to The Unpopular Opinion, a series where a writer goes to the defense of a much-maligned film or sets their sights on a movie seemingly beloved by all. In this edition: M. Night Shyamalan‘s critically lambasted Glass is actually good!)

Reactions from critics to the Unbreakable trilogy have grown increasingly divisive with each film – not unlike reactions to M. Night Shyamalan’s work as a whole. It was only years later, after the subsequent surge of studio attempts to make “gritty” and “grounded” superhero movies, that appreciation for Unbreakable began to swell. And despite being hailed as part of Shyamalan’s comeback, Split received more negative reviews than its predecessor upon its release in 2017.

Two years later, it’s hardly surprising that Shyamalan’s trilogy-capper, Glass, has fared far worse among most critics than the films before it, and yet I find it to be a near-perfect culmination – and escalation – of this particular narrative. Glass continues the subversion and dissection of the superhero genre, while continuing to explore the compelling thematic elements at work in its predecessors – particularly those in Split. The cleverness of Glass extends beyond its mere plot points and transcends the expected Shyamalan twists, with a thoughtful aesthetic and self-aware implementation of the filmmaker’s more heavy-handed tendencies.

This post contains spoilers for Glass.

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the lovebirds cast

There’s nothing insecure about this (big) sick casting. Kumail Nanjiani and Issa Rae are about to sweep each other off their feet in the upcoming romantic-comedy The Lovebirds, which will see Nanjiani reteaming with his The Big Sick director Michael Showalter. Read more about The Lovebirds cast below.

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