in the heights trailer

We all know who Lin-Manuel Miranda is: the guy from Mary Poppins Returns! Oh, he also wrote Hamilton, a billion-dollar Broadway sensation that’s become a cultural touchstone. But before there was Hamilton there was In the Heights, Miranda’s other award-winning musical. And now it’s headed to the big screen. Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu helms the film, which is set over the course of three sweltering summer days in Washington Heights in New York City. Watch the In the Heights trailer below.

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rise of skywalker clip

Let’s get this rolling today with an action-packed clip from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. In the first clip from the final installment of the Skywalker Saga, Rey, Chewie, Finn, Poe, BB-8, and C-3PO find themselves chased across a desert by Stormtroopers. And oh yeah – the Storm Troopers fly now. It’s a fast-paced, whiz-bang clip that throws off some Mad Max: Fury Road vibes (but with a lot more jokes). In addition to the new Rise of Skywalker clip, there’s also a behind-the-scenes featurette that celebrates the end of the saga as a whole – and reveals a surprise cameo, too.

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tick tick boom movie

Andrew Garfield has been tapped to star in Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s feature directorial debut. The Under the Silver Lake star will play the lead in Miranda’s Tick, Tick… Boom!, an adaptation of the autobiographical Off-Broadway show written by Rent playwright Jonathan Larson. Garfield is the first actor cast in the Tick, Tick Boom movie since Netflix won the anticipated adaptation in a heated bidding war earlier this year.

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his dark materials review

We do not speak of the 2007 feature film The Golden Compass. Chris Weitz’s botched adaptation of the acclaimed Philip Pullman fantasy novel came at the tail end of a string of Harry Potter knock-offs, and suffered from being reduced into a typical children’s fantasy adventure without all the religious themes and dark undertones that made Pullman’s epic inversion of Milton’s Paradise Lost so great. But I’m inevitably going to draw comparisons to that nonsensical disaster of a film in this review of His Dark Materials, HBO and BBC’s lavish, enthralling, and infinitely more successful adaptation.

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David Harbour Hosting Saturday Night Live

Based on David Harbour‘s general enthusiasm in any given situation, we knew that he would have plenty of fun hosting Saturday Night Live. Unfortunately, it seems like the writers might have been tired in their third episode in a row, because the sketches were rather middling in their comedy. Thankfully, there were a couple of great standout sketches, including one that has David Harbour giving a Joker-inspired gritty take on Oscar the Grouch.

Without further adieu, let’s run through the best and worst sketches from the David Harbour hosted Saturday Night Live.

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Kingkiller Chronicle TV show

The Kingkiller Chronicle TV show is dead at Showtime, but it’s hoping to live long enough to sing another day elsewhere.

The fantasy TV series, set a generation before the events of the first book in Patrick Rothfuss’s acclaimed novels, has been in development for years with the multi-talented Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton, Mary Poppins Returns) on board as both a creative producer and musical mastermind. (Music plays a large part in the books.) But now Showtime has let the project revert back to rights holder Lionsgate TV, and the company is on the hunt for a new home for The Kingkiller Chronicle.

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tick tick boom movie

Tick, Tick… Boom!, the directorial debut of multi-hyphenate Lin-Manuel Miranda, has found a home: Netflix. The streaming service scored the rights to Miranda’s film adaptation of the Jonathan Larson musical. In addition to the distribution news, it’s also being reported that Andrew Garfield is the top choice to star in the film.

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In the Heights movie cast

Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu is following up his smash hit rom-com with a film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights. While Miranda has been announcing the film’s cast members through his Twitter account, today he announced one more addition to the movie’s ensemble: himself.  Read More »

in the heights movie cast stephanie beatriz

The In the Heights movie cast continues to grow, as Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu sets out to bring Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s other Broadway musical to the big screen. Jimmy SmitsBrooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Stephanie Beatriz, and several other actors have been added in the past few days. Hamilton veteran Anthony Ramos stars in the movie, which is based on Miranda’s Tony Award-winning musical.

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his dark materials teaser trailer

BBC has released the first look at its big-budget adaptation of His Dark Materials. The teaser trailer gives audiences a glimpse at the star-studded cast of the fantasy miniseries, which is set to adapt all three novels of Philip Pullman‘s acclaimed fantasy series, led by James McAvoy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ruth Wilson, and Dafne Keen.

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