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The 2019 Television Critics Association Tour handed out accolades with the 35th Annual TCA Awards honoring achievements in television, and this year cable and streaming walked away with almost all of the awards. Amazon’s comedy series Fleabag came out on top with three awards, but HBO also had a good night with Chernobyl and Deadwood taking home awards, including a lifetime achievement award for the latter show’s creator, David Milch. Get the rest of the 2019 TCA Awards winners below. Read More »

 

ghostbusters 3 teaser

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • The Cabin In The Woods Art Director and Venom VFX Supervisor Join Ghostbusters 3.
  • J.K. Simmons says he knows all there is to know about Ghostbusters 3, but he won’t tell you about it.
  • Woody Harrelson seems to be having a good time shooting Zombieland 2.
  • Kevin Smith shares another pic from Jay and Silent Bob Reboot.
  • There might be a Leaving Neverland sequel.
  • John Rhys-Davies is down for a Sliders reboot, if anyone wants to get that going.
  • I guess they’re still making Expendables 4?
  • Ralph Fiennes is not cool with anyone else playing Voldemort.
  • Armie Hammer says that Call Me By Your Name sequel probably won’t happen.

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leaving neverland review

For those of us who grew up in the era of Michael Jackson, the rumors were rampant. The tabloids dubbed him “Wacko Jacko”, and speculation ran wild. His odd persona, his changing skin-tone, his aloofness. Who was this man-child superstar? And why did he have such an obsession with children? Children followed Jackson everywhere – they accompanied him on tour, they stayed at his Neverland Ranch. He was like the Pied Piper, a musical deity with a train of kids forever trailing him. But anyone who knows the Pied Piper story knows it ends in tragedy, with the music man leading those enamored children into darkness.

With the rumors came full-blown speculation – abuse, molestation, and worse. The first public accusation ended with a settlement out of court. The second with an acquittal. Jackson receded even further into the shadows, his physical appearance becoming more strange, his time in public seemingly at an end. And then came his sudden, unexpected death at the age of 50. The King of Pop’s demise seemed to obliterate all those rumors that had plagued him for so long. He was no longer Wacko Jacko. He was something akin to a musical saint. But death doesn’t forgive wrongdoing. It merely pushes it back into the darkness. Sooner or later, though, it comes crawling back into the light. Dan Reed‘s gut-wrenching 4-hour documentary Leaving Neverland is that light the possible truth has crawled back into, for all the world to see. And what they’re about to see is hideous.

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Jumanji 3 First Look

In this edition of Sequel Bits:

  • Get a first look at the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Hobbs and Shaw face down a helicopter
  • Kevin Smith gears up to start shooting Jay and Silent Bob Reboot
  • Jason Reitman talks briefly about Ghostbusters 2020
  • Bill & Ted 3 may finally start shooting this year
  • All that and more

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leaving neverland trailer

Leaving Neverland caused a minor uproar when it debuted at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and now the controversial Michael Jackson documentary is primed to air on HBO. The four-hour doc presents the stories of two men who allege the King of Pop sexually abused them over a period of years. Through graphic, heartbreaking testimony, each man paints a vivid, haunting portrait of innocence not just lost, but stolen. Watch the Finding Neverland trailer below.

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leaving neverland premiere date

The 4-hour Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland caused a stir at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. The troubling film chronicles the stories of two men who claim they were both sexually abused as children over long periods of time by the world-famous Jackson. Fans of the late King of Pop were angry, claiming (without seeing the film) that Leaving Neverland was a smear campaign. While the threatened protests never arose, the experience of watching Leaving Neverland left Sundance audiences stunned, with many critics proclaiming the film to be extremely difficult to watch due to its shocking subject matter. Now, the doc will head to HBO next month. See the Leaving Neverland premiere date below.

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leaving neverland early buzz

Leaving Neverland, the documentary investigating Michael Jackson’s years of sexual abuse allegations, premiered at Sundance Friday. The four-hour documentary directed by Dan Reed chronicles the King of Pop’s long-running relationships with two boys, James Safechuck and Wade Robson, during the 1990s. “Now in their 30s, they tell the story of how they were sexually abused by Jackson, and how they came to terms with it years later,” the film’s official synopsis reads.

The documentary premiered amid backlash against the film’s contents and “direct threats” against Reed’s life, causing Park City police to raise security around the Friday screening. However, the protesters reportedly didn’t appear, and Leaving Neverland was shown to a packed audience that gave the documentary and its subjects Safechuck and Robson a standing ovation. Critics who left the screening called it “disturbing,” “exhaustive,” “a devastating, deeply credible piece of filmmaking.”

Read on to see the rest of the Leaving Neverland early buzz.

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sundance michael jackson documentary

The Sundance Michael Jackson documentary Leaving Neverland is facing backlash before anyone has even had a chance to see it. A new report reveals fans of the late singer are threatening to protest the screening of the documentary, leading local police to increase staff. The doc is a nearly 4-hour exposé investigating the allegations of sexual abuse levied against the King of Pop during his lifetime.

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Leaving Neverland

The 2019 Sundance Film Festival recently announced a last minute addition to the slate of movies premiering in Park City, Utah later this month, and it’s bound to stir up some controversy, albeit with a familiar story.

Leaving Neverland is a new documentary that will focus on sexual abuse allegations made against Michael Jackson by a pair of young boys who were befriended by the international recording superstar. The documentary has extensive interviews with the adult men who have claimed Michael Jackson manipulated and abused them, enough to span a nearly four-hour runtime comprised of two feature length episodes. Read More »

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