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Jake Kasdan, once known exclusively as a comedy director, is now playing in the big leagues. With just the right amount of nostalgia and newness, Kasdan turned Jumanji into one of the biggest modern franchises around. While the large scale and effects were initially new to him, he’s now growing comfortable working at that level.

Kasdan made his directorial debut with a sharp ’90s noir with a killer Bill Pullman performance, Zero Effect. It features a Pullman performance deserving of more love in this world. Kasdan followed his directorial debut with Orange CountyThe TV Set, and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story. During our phone interview with Kasdan, we recently talked about how Walk Hard has changed the biopics forever, how he’s grown as a filmmaker making the Jumanji movies, and the unfortunate state of the world at the moment.

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Black Widow Trailer

What happens when an unstoppable pandemic meets an unmovable movie franchise? Well, first that unmovable movie franchise promptly moves. And then Disney sets new dates for the next slate of films set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, working under the assumption that time is on their side.

Several weeks after Marvel Studios’ Black Widow was delayed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the powerhouse studio has shuffled its slate. The first solo adventure starring Scarlett Johansson’s super-spy will now open later this year, triggering a domino effect that sees the entire new phase of movies, including The Eternals, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, and Captain Marvel 2 shuffled around the schedule.

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killing eve season 3 trailer new

We just got a Killing Eve season 3 trailer last week, but hey, one more won’t hurt. The BBC/AMC series is returning this month with all new cat and mouse games between enemies and would-be lovers Villanelle (Jodie Comer) and Eve (Sandra Oh). Season 2 ended with Villanelle thinking she had killed Eve – but of course, Eve is still alive, and that’s going to complicate things. Watch the latest trailer below.

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Bored Review

(The SXSW Film Festival may have been cancelled, but our coverage will go on with reviews of films and TV shows made available to our critics.)

There’s this weird in-between time when you’ve put in the work for a thing but the work for said thing hasn’t paid off just yet. That feeling manages to be one of the most nagging, frustrating sensations on the spectrum of nagging and frustrating sensations. It’s the time of doubt, confusion, fear, a whole gamut of questions that all ultimately end in “did I waste all of my time and make a terrible mistake?”

That’s exactly where Jamie (Coral Amiga) finds herself at the beginning of Georgia Oakley’s pilot of for the new series Bored, which is currently looking for a home (and will hopefully find one).

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disneyland flex passport

With Walt Disney World and Disneyland indefinitely closed to help curb the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Disney Parks Annual Passholders were left with the question of what would happen to their monthly payments. And now with the Walt Disney Company taking serious measures to combat the effects of the coronavirus crisis in the longterm, with its recent furlough of staffers, Disney Parks has finally given the answer by halting Disney Parks Annual Passholder payments for Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

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Star Wars The Clone Wars Dangerous Debt Breakdown

The penultimate episode of the penultimate arc of Star Wars: The Clone Wars seemed like a small story, documenting the struggle of the Martez sisters and Ahsoka Tano to escape the Pyke Syndicate, but it opened up into a whole new world of Star Wars. It added context to stories we’d thought had been completed, added characters from Star Wars Rebels into the mix, and ties directly into the struggles of Mandalore. Let’s dive deeper into “Dangerous Debt”.

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Star Wars: The High Republic Jedi Characters

It’s been roughly 37 years since 2020 started, so you might have forgotten about Lucasfilm’s announcement of a forthcoming publishing initiative called Star Wars: The High Republic, previously known by the codename Project Luminous. The new endeavor will tell a series of interconnected stories told across multiple publishers in the form of novels, comics, young adult books, and more, all set 200 years before the Skywalker saga began. It’s a time when the Jedi Order were noble and respected, serving as the guardians of peace and justice. Before the dark times. Before the Empire.

Star Wars: The High Republic initially revealed some concept art that introduced us to the more regal, distinct Jedi characters who were dressed in rather grand robes and cloaks. Now they’ve properly shown off some of those Jedi Knights and Jedi Masters with new concept art and character details, including names for you to mispell and wrongly pronounce. Meet the new Star Wars: The High Republic Jedi characters below. Read More »

1917 featurette new

The “hidden man” is how editor Lee Smith sees himself in 1917. Not for a second did Smith want audiences paying attention to his cuts or tricks, but to instead immerse themselves in director Sam Mendes‘ World War I story, which is constructed to take place in one seemingly unbroken take. Despite the obvious technical wizardry and razzle-dazzle, they pulled it off. Audiences were caught up in the feeling and exhilaration of 1917, not the craft of 1917.

The war pic isn’t the first time Smith and Mendes collaborated. The two worked together on Spectre, which involved a long take that gave the editor and filmmaker some ideas of how to accomplish 1917. Outside of Smith’s collaborations with Mendes, he’s edited several Christopher Nolan films, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, and an underrated gem from the early 2000s, Buffalo Soldiers.

Recently, Smith spoke to us about his intense work on 1917, a few of the movie’s standout sequences, and doing what hasn’t been done before.

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50 states of fright trailer new

We are in April now, which means the dawn of Quibi is almost upon us. The streaming service is devoted to short-form content – 5 to 10-minute episodes that you can quickly watch on your phone. Some of the programs Quibi has lined-up seem…odd, to say the least (there’s one show where chefs get shot in the face with food cannons). And then there are more traditional-sounding titles, like 50 States of FrightThis series, from executive producer Sam Raimi, explores urban legends from across the country. And you know what? It looks pretty darn creepy.

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Star Wars The Clone Wars Dangerous Debt Review

Ahsoka Tano is in a tight spot in “Dangerous Debt”, the latest episode of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Ahsoka (Ashley Eckstein), Trace (Brigitte Kali), and Rafa (Elizabeth Rodriguez) are imprisoned by the Pyke Syndicate on Oba Diah after their disastrous attempt at deception. Directed by Saul Ruiz & Bosco Ng and penned by Dave Filoni & Charles Murray, “Dangerous Debt” is snappy with the fisticuffs and fleeing despite the rocky transition from its opening introspection to the escapade action.

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