veronica mars cast

Some new and old faces are coming to Neptune, California. The Veronica Mars revival cast is shaping up nicely, with the upcoming Hulu series casting series vet Max Greenfield as the hunky sheriff’s deputy Leo D’Amato well as series newcomer Patton Oswalt in a new role.

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michael giacchino short film

Michael Giacchino has made a name for himself as one of Hollywood’s hardest working film composers, and maybe he can add hardest-working director to his resume. The Oscar-winning composer of Up will finally make his directorial debut with a short film that will be playing at this month’s Fantastic Fest in Austin.

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In this edition of Casting Bits:

  • Benicio del Toro is set to star in Oliver Stone‘s next drama, White Lies.
  • Mark Hamill joins Knightfall as it’s renewed for season 2.
  • Disney’s live-action Mulan remake adds Jimmy Wong and Doua Moua.
  • Roland Emmerich‘s Midway enlists Patrick Wilson, Aaron Eckhart, Nick Jonas, Tadanobu Asano, and Keean Johnson.
  • Jesse Plemons to co-star with Keri Russell in Scott Cooper‘s Antlers.
  • Patton Oswalt joins Disney’s live-action Kim Possible movie.
  • Joel Kinnaman joins Ron Moore’s space drama at Apple.

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John Cena Surprises Fans

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, see what happens when John Cena cosplays as Bumblebee at San Diego Comic-Con. Plus, learn about the art of “the white voice” from the absurd indie comedy Sorry to Bother You, and find out all about British slang from Mission: Impossible – Fallout stars Simon Pegg and Henry Cavill. Read More »

the dark knight joker theory

It’s been a decade since The Dark Knight hit theaters and shattered comic book movie conventions with its dark, psychological crime drama and its iconic villain played by a revelatory Heath Ledger. But as Christopher Nolan‘s Batman movie nears its 10th birthday, actor and certified geek Patton Oswalt is bringing the film back into the headlines with a fresh new fan theory about Ledger’s agent of chaos, the Joker. And his The Dark Knight Joker theory has a pretty compelling explanation about where the Joker got his scars.

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The Secret Life of Pets 2 cast

Animation studio Illumination Entertainment had a huge hit with 2016’s The Secret Life of Pets, so a sequel was inevitable. But The Secret Life of Pets 2 cast just got a whole lot more interesting, because Harrison Ford has come on board in his first voiceover role for an animated feature film. And that’s not all – Girls Trip star Tiffany Haddish is also going to be in this movie, which is about as perfect an addition to that world as I could imagine.

Learn about even more new cast members below, including the actor tasked with taking over the lead character’s voice.

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I'll Be Gone in the Dark series

Michelle McNamara‘s superb, terrifying true crime best seller I’ll Be Gone in the Dark: One Woman’s Obsessive Search for the Golden State Killer will be adapted into an HBO documentary series. McNamara, who died unexpectedly in 2016, was a true crime writer who spent years obsessively tracking the unidentified Golden State Killer. Her book on the subject was published posthumously this year. More on the I’ll Be Gone in the Dark series below.

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Nostalgia trailer

With NostalgiaMark Pellington helms a script co-written by Alex Ross Perry. The star-studded drama focuses on several different stories about loss, and the relationship between objects passed down through generations. The first weepy Nostalgia trailer has arrived to make you feel as if you need a tissue or two. Watch it below.

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Patton Oswalt Netflix Special

Comedian Patton Oswalt was dealt quite the personal blow in the spring of 2016 when his wife of 11 years, writer Michelle McNamara, died suddenly at 46 years old. Not only was this a tragedy for Oswalt, but also for their 7-year old daughter, Alice.

However, this year Patton Oswalt found happiness again when his engagement to actress Meredith Salenger was announced in July of 2017. Though he faced unnecessary and inappropriate criticism from people online for getting remarried “too soon” after the death of his wife, he shared the perfect response, written by a widower with a raging and perfect defense for all the people who refused to mind their own business.

Now we’ll likely get to hear how Patton Oswalt dealt with this tragedy as only a comedian can thanks to a new stand-up special coming to Netflix in October. Read More »

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hellboy actors dinner

The news of director Neil Marshall (The Descent) and actor David Harbour (Stranger Things) teaming up for a Hellboy reboot was bittersweet. While Hellboy III appeared less and less likely as the years went by, and Guillermo del Toro confirmed it was dead before the reboot announcement, fans were still sad the final part of del Toro’s trilogy won’t ever see the light of day. Instead, the character is getting a fresh start with Marshall at the helm.

However, there seems to be no hard feelings between the old Hellboy and the new. Recently, in fact, Harbour and Perlman got together for dinner with comedian and actor Patton Oswalt to talk about the character (and probably a lot more than just that). Below, check out the Hellboy actors dining together in harmony.

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