the outsider review

Stephen King knows horror. He’s spent the last few decades at the top of the bestseller list, raking in mountains of cash by giving readers the creeps. While King’s tales of terror are loaded with the supernatural, the author understands that to make all those paranormal shenanigans truly terrifying, they need to happen to real, everyday people. The otherworldly needs to come creeping into our world, and make us realize there’s a night side lurking out there, full of things waiting to grab us.

Which is what makes King’s novel The Outsider, and its new HBO adaptation, so chilling. Adapted by The Wire writer Richard Price, HBO’s The Outsider is the ultimate tale of otherworldly nightmares creeping into our existence. It starts off seeming like a standard, if particularly gruesome, true crime story. And then the real nightmare begins.

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Jason Bateman Shut In

Hey, remember earlier this year when Jason Bateman beat out the directors of Game of Thrones, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Killing Eve to win an Emmy for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series? Split votes be damned – the dude took home the gold, and immediately parlayed that success into potentially directing a remake of Clue. Now Bateman has set up another movie to direct (possibly instead) called Shut In, a thriller from New Line that’s described as being in the vein of David Fincher’s 2002 Jodie Foster movie Panic Room.
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Jason Bateman Clue remake

Early last year, Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds threatened to remake the beloved murder mystery adaptation Clue, which is hands down the best board game movie ever made. (Not that it has much competition in that department, but it’s also just a great movie – period.) Updates about the new version have been relatively scarce since then, but it seems like the project is moving forward because it has now found a director in Jason Bateman, who just won an Emmy this past Sunday night for his directing work on season 2 of his Netflix series Ozark.

Bateman also reportedly plans to star in the Clue remake alongside Reynolds, so there’s one more potential suspect (or maybe victim?) in the mix.
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Ozark season 3 details

The ending of Ozark season 2 throws the crafty Byrd family into a completely new storyline. What might season 3 of the hit Netflix series be about? Star/producer Jason Bateman teased some Ozark season 3 details at the Emmy Awards following his win for best director, so read on to find out what’s in store for the next season of the Netflix drama.

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Arrested Development season 5 part 2

Shows like Mad Men and Breaking Bad previously split their seasons in half, and now a Netflix comedy is doing the same thing. Arrested Development season 5 part 2 is arriving on the streaming platform in less than a month – I just wish we were more excited about it.
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Harrison Ford - Amazon 2019 Super Bowl Commercials

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, we take a look at the line-up of 2019 Super Bowl commercials that features some of our favorite stars from film and television. The Mountain from Game of Thrones takes down the Bud Light Knight, Christina Applegate threatens the M&Ms, Harrison Ford can’t get his dog to stop ordering food on Amazon, Michael C. Hall sings for Skittles, and more. Read More »

bumblebee john cena

Jason Bateman has been quietly flexing his muscles behind the camera. John Cena has been proving himself to be a comedic force in recent years. And screenwriter Mark Perez wrote one of the best studio comedies in the recent member with last year’s Game Night. Put them all together, and you have a new action/comedy coming to Netflix that sounds a bit like “A Night at the Museum goes to the movies,” albeit with a creative team that will skew a bit more adult.

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the outsider series

HBO wants in on that sweet, sweet Stephen King action. So they’ve given a series order to The Outsider, based on the horror-mystery book King published this summer. Extraordinary and very busy character actor Ben Mendelsohn will produce and star in the 1o-episode series, in which a murder investigation turns up strange, and downright impossible results. More on The Outsider series below.  Read More »

Ozark season 3

Byrde, Byrde, Byrde, Byrde’s the word.

The Byrde family will be coming back to Netflix for Ozark season 3, according to a new announcement by star, executive producer, and frequent director Jason Bateman. That sounds like good news, so you’ll have to keep reading to find out why Bateman is “concerned.”
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In this edition, take a visit to the last Blockbuster Video store in the country and see how they operate. Plus, watch a pitch for a Captain Marvel animated series that Marvel Animation wasn’t interested in, and listen to Jason Bateman break down his career starting with his early days as a child star through his recent big screen successes. Read More »