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20 years later, one first officer of Star Trek: The Next Generation is getting promoted to captain for CBS All Access’ upcoming Jean-Luc Picard series. Jonathan Frakes, who played William Riker in the beloved sci-fi series, has been tapped as a Picard series director, reuniting him with his USS Enterprise captain played by Patrick Stewart.

However, Frakes, who has directed plenty of TV and Star Trek projects since he left the role of Riker, won’t be stepping in front of the camera for the still-untitled Picard series. That will be left to Stewart and his newest cast members, including Alison Pill, Harry Treadaway, and Isa Briones.

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Jay Baruchel interview

With Goon: Last of the Enforcers, actor and writer Jay Baruchel makes his feature directorial debut. He previously directed an episode of Trailer Park Boys and a short film, Edgar and Jane, but the very first Jay Baruchel film is the sequel to a beloved sports comedy he co-wrote. In the Goon sequel, which arrives five years after the first movie, the fights are bloodier, the fighters are more tired, and the future is less bright.

Doug Glatt (Sean William Scott) finally found his calling in Goon. In the sequel, his days are numbered on the ice, so the lovable goon with a massive fist finds himself lost again. Baruchel doesn’t forget the laughs, of course, but as he pointed out in our interview, hockey is changing for the enforcers, with fights dropping in the NHL. That sea change is a part of Goon: Last of the Enforcers, which Baruchel was happy to discuss along with how the sequel evolved and died twice, writing the legendary Ross Rhea (Liev Schreiber), and all the well-deserved love for the first Goon.

Below, check out our Jay Baruchel interview.

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american horror story season 7 trailer

The new season of American Horror Story takes place in present day, so the anthology show will now deal with some modern horrors like last year’s presidential election. Yesterday we saw the new credits sequence for the upcoming season featuring an unsettling Donald Trump mask and Hilary Clinton. As for how much the series actually has to say about the election, we’ll find out next month when the hit FX series returns.

Below, watch the American Horror Story season 7 trailer.

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Goon Last of the Enforcers trailer

Canadian Thanksgiving came and went over a month ago, but American Thanksgiving takes place this week. So consider this a little holiday gift from our neighbors in the north. The first trailer for Goon: Last of the Enforcers brings back Seann William Scott as hockey enforcer Doug Glatt. Though he’s retired now, the sequel sees him lured back to the ice in search of glory.

Liev Schreiber returns as his professional rival, and Alison Pill as his love interest. Elisha Cuthbert and Wyatt Russell have also joined the cast. Jay Baruchel, who co-wrote and co-starred in the first film, makes his feature directing debut with Goon: Last of the Enforcers. Check out the Goon: Last of the Enforcers trailer below.

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goon sequel release date

It stings me to write this, but one of my most anticipated movies of 2016, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, isn’t coming out until next year. The good news is, we finally know when the Jay Baruchel-directed sequel is coming out, or at least when it’s coming out in Canada. Next March is when our fine neighbors to the North will witness Goon: Last of the Enforcers.

Below, learn more about the Goon sequel release date.

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Zoom Trailer

There have been countless movies of all kinds featuring stories within stories. Adaptation, The Princess Bride, Synecdoche, New York and even Tropic Thunder all have layers of storytelling within them. Now a new film from director Pedro Morelli that premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last year takes that to the next level with one of the most meta narratives I’ve ever seen.

Zoom follows a comic book artist named Emma (Alison Pill) working in a sex doll factory who gets caught up in her desire to resemble the artificial, plastic fantasy of beauty that she sees everyday. Her only escape lies in a comic book where she controls a dreamy action filmmaker named Edward (Gael Garcia Bernal) who is working a more artistic film about a model named Michelle (Mariana Ximenes), who just happens to be working on a novel about a cartoonist named Emma. Yes, they’re all creating each other’s story, though you don’t get that sense at all in the first Zoom trailer after the jump. Read More »

Cooties trailer

In the horror comedy Cooties, Elijah Wood and Rainn Wilson play teachers at a school where the kids become infected with cooties… well, they’re infected with a food-borne virus that has devastating effects on anyone who hasn’t gone through puberty. Mayhem naturally ensues. Imagine some cross between the Community paintball episode and Village of the Damned, and you might be on the right track. Check out the energetic Cooties trailer below.
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The Newsroom Season 3 Teaser Trailer
HBO released a second teaser trailer for season 3 of The Newsroom attached to season the series finale of True Blood. The new teaser shows the cast and crew setting up in front of the camera right before “action” is called and the cameras begin to roll. Watch The Newsroom Season 3 teaser trailer now embedded after the jump.

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South Korean director Bong Joon-ho (Mother, The Host) makes his English-language debut with Snowpiercer, a sci-fi tale which features Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song and Ko Asung.

The film adapts the graphic novel Le Transperceneige, in which humanity triggers a new ice age, and takes refuge in a train that perpetually circles the globe. Class divisions fester on the craft, and revolution eventually brews as the underclass revolts. That’s more or less where the movie’s story kicks in, and this first international trailer for the film.gives a bit of plot background before devoting a lot of time to the revolutionary violence.

Update: The first embed we had for this trailer was pretty grainy. Now we’ve got a much better version of the same trailer, which you can see below.

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The Host and Mother director Bong Joon-ho makes his English-language debut with Snowpiercer, which adapts a French graphic novel about a train that carries the remnants of humanity through a snowy landscape. We’ve seen quite a few posters and images that show off the impressive cast but until now we haven’t seen any footage. (That cast includes Chris Evans, John Hurt, Tilda Swinton, Jamie Bell, Alison Pill, Ed Harris, Ewen Bremner, Octavia Spencer, Kang-ho Song and Ko Asung.)

The new one-minute featurette below doesn’t feature any English dialogue, but does show off some behind the scenes shots, and a bit of actual footage from the film. It’s all stitched together with an interview with the director, but since that is conducted in his native language most North American viewers will just have to take in the images for now. Read More »