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Richard E. Grant continues to be the gift that keeps on giving. The Oscar-nominated Can You Ever Forgive Me? actor was the best part of this year’s awards season, unable to hold back his joy at sharing the campaign trail with 2018’s most acclaimed actors and actresses and tearing up upon meeting his idol, Barbra Streisand. Now Grant is bringing his brand of pure joy to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, in which he stars as Allegiant General Pryde.

You see, Grant really loves The Rise of Skywalker. Like, really loves it. He loves it so much that he apparently broke Disney’s strict social media embargo for it and posted an emotional video reaction, in which he praised the J.J. Abrams-directed film as a “resurrection of the Spirit” with tears in his eyes. We don’t deserve you, Richard E. Grant.

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Toy Story 4 Trailer Easter Eggs

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, check out some of the Easter eggs hidden in the most recent Toy Story 4 trailer that you might have missed. Watch the trailer for Avengers: Endgame recreated with footage from various Marvel animated shows, and follow Can You Ever Forgive Me? star Richard E. Grant as he wanders into the Criterion Collection closet. Read More »

the hitman's wife's bodyguard cast

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard has taken aim at some new cast members. Morgan Freeman and Antonio Banderas are joining The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard cast, while the Oscar-nominated Richard E. Grant is set to reprise his role in the sequel to the hit 2017 action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, and Salma Hayek. Lionsgate pulled the trigger on the new casting announcements just as The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard began principal photography.

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2019 Indie Spirit Awards Winners

The 2019 Independent Spirit Awards were last night, honoring the best in independent cinema before Hollywood gathers for the Academy Awards. Even though some movies that ended up nominated for Oscars took home trophies last night, the best thing to come out of the 2019 Indie Spirit Awards winners was the love shown to If Beale Street Could Talk. The film from Barry Jenkins movie that didn’t get anywhere near the amount of accolades it deserved from the Academy Awards, but last night it took home Best Feature and Best Director, not to mention further affirmation of Regina King‘s work as Best Supporting Actress.

Get the full list of 2019 Indie Spirit Awards winners below. Read More »

LEGO Movie 2 Cast Goes to Space Camp

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, cast members from The LEGO Movie 2 go to Space Camp with James Corden. Plus, check out an extensive roundtable discussion with this awards season’s buzzed about actors like Chadwick Boseman, Mahershala Ali, Hugh Jackman and more, and run through video essay creator Patrick (H) Willem‘s Top 50 Movies of 2018.

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Can You Ever Forgive Me Review

“Who’s the master, the painter or the forger?” asked Christian Bale’s Irving Rosenfeld in American Hustle as he looked at a fake Rembrandt hanging on the walls of a major museum. Director Marielle Heller’s Can You Ever Forgive Me? asks the same question, albeit from a much less cynical perspective. The film tells the true-life tale of Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), a writer who began crafting forged letters from dead celebrities when her literary career plummeted. As Lee buries herself deeper into a pit of deception, Heller finds both entertainment and involving drama.

Find out more in our Can You Ever Forgive Me review below. Read More »

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Melissa McCarthy rocketed to fame as the crass and loud-mouthed Megan in 2011’s Bridesmaids, and since then, the actress has perfected her brand of broad comedy to the tune of an $18 million paycheck in 2017. She was the fourth highest-paid actress last year according to Forbes. So why change up the formula?

For the art and possibly, the Oscar. McCarthy makes her foray into serious dramatic acting with Can You Ever Forgive Me?, an biographical comedy-drama about Lee Israel, a former author who ran a notorious literary forging scheme. And it may be early to call an Oscar buzz, but McCarthy gives an impressive and surprising performance in the first Can You Ever Forgive Me trailer

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‘Logan’ Clip Reveals X-23’s Origin Story

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Over the past couple of months, the marketing for Logan has been consistent and impressive. The red band trailer, the black-and-white photos, the storyboards, and both the official one sheet and IMAX poster all promote a comic book movie with its own attitude and style. Just the other day we saw a black-and-white clip — how many of those do we see to promote superhero movies? — showing how much Logan’s life has deteriorated since his X-Men days. The latest video promoting the R-rated movie shows Laura’s (Dafne Keen) life isn’t much better than the once great Wolverine.

Below, see what happens when a few doctors try to remove X-23’s adamantium claws in the new Logan video.

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‘Logan’ Images: X-23 Unleashes the Fury

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The latest trailer for Logan continued to help make James Mangold‘s film stand out from the herd. Everything we’ve seen so far from the R-rated comic book movie implies what Mangold has been saying all along: this isn’t your average superhero movie.  Hugh Jackman recently described Logan as a slightly more violent Little Miss Sunshine, which isn’t the typical go-to reference for most comic book movies.

Below, check out some new Logan images.

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Richard E. Grant’s ‘Logan’ Villain Revealed

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Aside from that spectacular trailer, we know precious little about Logan, the tenth movie in 20th Century Fox’s X-Men series and the swan song for Hugh Jackman‘s Wolverine. What we do know has been fed to us via social media, with those involved in the production of the film offering little tidbits here and there.

The latest morsel comes from Mr. Jackman himself, who took to Twitter to share a new look at Richard E. Grant‘s character. We also have a name for the Logan villain, and you can find out what it is below.

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