Empire Strikes Back 40th Anniversary

Lucasfilm is making one final push to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back with a series of videos looking back at the making of the Star Wars sequel that changed everything. Earlier this week, a batch of outtakes and unused footage from the film arrived online, and now a new featurette has the filmmakers from The Mandalorian and other upcoming Star Wars TV shows reminiscing about the legacy of the sequel, from favorite moments to the most influential scenes. Read More »

star wars series Leslye Headland

Ready for another update on the Disney+ Star Wars series from Russian Doll co-creator Leslye Headland? Of course you are. Last week we learned that the female-driven show would be an “action thriller with martial arts elements.” Now, Headland has provided some more context, stating that the show is going to be offering up some new material – specifically, a storyline “in a pocket of the universe and a pocket of the timeline that we don’t know much about.”

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The Future of Star Wars

Back in April, it was reported that Leslye Headland, the filmmaker behind movies like Bachelorette and Sleeping With Other People and one of the brains behind Netflix’s mind-bending series Russian Doll, was set to write and act as showrunner on a female-centric Star Wars series for Disney+. What could that show look like? Will it feature familiar or entirely new characters? Details are scarce for now, but a new report suggests that the female-led Leslye Headland Star Wars series will at least feature a lot of martial arts.

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new star wars show

Leslye Headland is heading to a galaxy far, far away.

A new report says that Headland, the filmmaker behind movies like Bachelorette and Sleeping With Other People and one of the brains behind Netflix’s incredible series Russian Doll, is developing a new Star Wars show for Disney+. (Please let this mean that Natasha Lyonne is coming to the Star Wars universe!) Get the details below.  Read More »

Russian Doll season 2

Russian Doll, the twisty Netflix dramedy starring Natasha Lyonne, has officially been renewed for a second season, with eight more episodes on the way. The first season works so perfectly that the idea of bringing it back for more potentially seems like flirting with disaster, and there are plenty of questions about where exactly the series will go after its satisfying season one finale. Read More »

American Huckster

Will Ferrell is about to star in another sports movie, but this one will be a far cry from the goofy antics of Semi-Pro, Talladega Nights, or Blades of Glory.

Ferrell will star in American Huckster, an adaptation of a 2016 book about Chuck Blazer, a middle-class guy who managed to con his way to the upper echelons of FIFA, the professional soccer organization, and scam them out of millions of dollars. Leslye Headland, the co-creator, writer, and director of Netflix’s fantastic new series Russian Doll, is on board to direct. Read More »

Russian Doll Trailer

Groundhog Day is the cornerstone of movies that repeat a certain event over and over again. Movies like Source Code, Edge of Tomorrow, Happy Death Day and more have run with the formula and put fun twists on it. But we’ve rarely seen that formula applied to an entire series (ABC’s canceled Day Break comes to mind), and now it’s Netflix’s turn to take a crack at reliving the say day over and over again.

Russian Doll is a new Netflix comedy series co-created by Orange is the New Black star Natasha Lyonne, Sleeping with Other People director Leslye Headland, and Parks and Recreation producer and star Amy Poehler. It finds Natasha Lyonne as a young woman named Nadia who suddenly finds herself reliving the same night whenever she dies, which happens more often than you’d think because she seems to be kind of a klutz.

Watch the Russian Doll trailer below. Read More »

TV Bits cord cutting

In this edition of TV Bits:

  • Cord cutting has reached new heights
  • Seth MacFarlane‘s The Flintstones show probably isn’t happening
  • Sabrina, a Riverdale spin-off, is currently in the works
  • New photos from The Walking Dead season 8
  • The Exorcist season 2 debuts a new featurette
  • And more!

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heathers

TV Land is moving forward with its Heathers anthology series. Today, the network ordered a pilot based on the 1988 cult film. For years, a remake and sequel were talked about or rumored, but back in 2009, it was decided television was where the modern update of Heathers would go. Directing the pilot is Leslye Headland (BacheloretteSleeping with Other People), whose name raises our expectations for this particular film to TV adaptation.

Below, learn more about the Heathers pilot.

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Sleeping with Other People red band trailer

Romantic comedies usually don’t impress me. They’re just not my cup of tea unless I really like the on-screen talent involved. More often than not it’s the indie romantic comedies that bring something fresh enough to shake up the subgenre to make it entertaining and sincere, and that’s exactly what happens with Sleeping with Other People.

The Sundance selected movie from Bachelorette writer and director Leslye Headland features Alison Brie and Jason Sudeikis as two two sex addicts unable to commit to real relationships who decide to hold each other accountable for their destructive behavior and strike up quite the strong bond. So strong that they begin to act like a couple, even though they’re not, and you know what that means

This is an R-rated romantic comedy so the new Sleeping with Other People red band trailer is the best way to get the right vibe from this hilarious, authentic romance. Watch the new trailer below! Read More »