Alpha Gang

Alpha Gang, a new sci-fi comedy from sibling directing team David and Nathan Zellner, has put together a ridiculously good looking cast. Andrea Riseborough, Jon Hamm, Nicholas Hoult, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Mackenzie Davis, Sofia Boutella, and Steven Yeun are all set to star in the film, which is about aliens who come to conquer the planet, only to have a change of heart.

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crossing swords trailer

If you took Game of Thrones, ran it through a cutesy Playmobil-style filter, and put the executive producers of Robot Chicken behind it, you’d get Crossing Swords, the new stop-motion animated series coming to Hulu. Robot Chicken executive producers John Harvatine IV and Tom Root created and wrote the 10-episode stop-motion animated series, which taps into just the brand of goofy gore and raunchy jokes that their fans love, now in a medieval setting. Watch the Crossing Swords trailer below.

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Empire Strikes Back Animated

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, for the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back, the animated shorts of Star Wars: Galaxy of Adventures tackles The Battle of Hoth. Plus, learn the history of Roger Rabbit’s Car Toon Spin located at Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland, and listen to Nicholas Hoult break down the most memorable characters in his career, from About a Boy to X-Men and more. Read More »

mission impossible 7 villain

Nicholas Hoult has been steadily carving out a fascinating niche for himself as a charismatic, scenery-chewing antagonist, which made his casting as the Mission: Impossible 7 villain feel like a fitting next step for the young British actor. But due to production delays for the Christopher McQuarrie-directed action sequel amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Hoult has been replaced with Esai Morales. The star of NYPD Blue, La Bamba, and Ozark takes over the role of the Mission: Impossible 7 villain, for which character details still remain a mystery.

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the great review

There’s something a little wicked about an anachronistic romp through history. The period drama is often upheld as the height of sophistication, the kind of genre that radiates prestige and award-winning costume designs. So when you pair that with raunchy dialogue and a sharp satirical edge that punches through the costume drama veneer like a poison-tipped sabre, it all feels so naughty.

Tony McNamara seems to be making a habit out of these kind of historical indiscretions. The Oscar-winning writer of The Favourite has penned a new satirical take on a historical figure with the Hulu comedy series The Great, which chronicles the “occasionally true” rise of Catherine the Great (Elle Fanning), from naïve outsider to the most famous female ruler in Russian history. Just like the Yorgos Lanthimos 2018 black comedy that earned McNamara an Oscar, The Great is a cheeky comedy that lacerates the stodgy period drama as we come to accept it — yes, the show is all heaving bosoms and displays of decadence, but they say fuck and they fuck a lot. But while The Great may have its tongue firmly in its cheek (and in, um, other places), it lacks some of the teeth of The Favourite, even as McNamara recycles some of the character dynamics from his script — right down to the maid who comes from aristocracy, and a lady in waiting in bed with the ruler. Also there are so many rabbits.

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crossing swords trailer

Crossing Swords looks like an R-rated LEGO Movie, and if that floats your boat, you might want to check out the trailer below. Featuring the voices of Nicholas Hoult, Luke Evans, Seth Green, and more, the series features toy peg characters living in a kingdom full of violence, foul language, and uncomfortable sexual situations.

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The Great trailer

Tony McNamara, the writer of Yorgos Lanthimos’s razor-sharp 2018 movie The Favourite, is once again exploring a woman’s quest for power – this time as the creator, writer, and executive producer of a new Hulu series called The Great. The Favourite‘s Nicholas Hoult seems to enjoy playing a fool, because he’s at it again here as Peter III, the wildly unqualified Emperor of Russia, while Elle Fanning (Maleficent) plays his new wife, who quickly grows weary of her husband’s foolishness and plots to overthrow him. Check out the full trailer below.
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the great trailer

Helen Mirren played a sexy Catherine the Great in her later years in HBO’s steamy miniseries last year, but Elle Fanning will be lending the Russian ruler a satirical edge in the upcoming Hulu comedy series The Great. Watch The Great trailer below.

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Mission Impossible cast

What a lovely day for Nicholas Hoult. The Mad Max: Fury Road and X-Men franchise star is the latest recruit of the Mission: Impossible film series, with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie and Hoult jointly announcing that the actor will be joining the cast of both Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8.
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beast spin-off

As 20th Century Fox’s X-Men film saga comes to an end with the sputtering Dark Phoenix and the long-delayed New Mutants still waiting in the wings, one of the creative forces behind the franchise has revealed a potential Beast spin-off that never happened.

John Ottman, who edited and composed X2: X-Men United, X-Men: Days of Future Past, and X-Men: Apocalypse, developed a spin-off film that would have starred Nicholas Hoult reprising his role as Beast, aka Hank McCoy, and the story would have tied in to the main film franchise with the appearance of a menacing villain. The entire script is online now, and you can read it – or just a quick recap – below. Read More »