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the 25th annual putnam county spelling bee movie

Can you use The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee in a sentence? Disney can — the studio is developing a live-action feature film adaptation of the hit Tony-winning Broadway musical with the producers of the live-action Aladdin remake set to produce.

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The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Finale Review

Hello, and welcome to your weekly recap of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. These are meant to be read after watching, so they will go deep into spoiler territory. You have been warned!

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2021 Oscars Honest Trailer

Even though the coronavirus pandemic kept movie theaters closed for most of 2020, nothing can stop Hollywood from rewarding itself with the 93rd Academy Awards. Initially, it seemed as if the line-up of potential nominees would be on the weaker side. But even though awards season arrived a little later than we’re used to, that didn’t stop the heavy hitters from getting limited time in theaters and quicker releases on VOD and streaming, and it hasn’t stopped the 2021 Oscars Honest Trailer from making jokes at the expense of all the Best Picture nominees. Read More »

Making Fake Crowds in Movies

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, find out how Hollywood creates massive, fake crowds in sports arenas, parades, and more with examples from TV shows like Ted Lasso and Insecure. Plus, take a look at the making of a charitable event from HBO’s new fantasy series The Nevers. And finally, watch the first three minutes of the new Peacock original comedy series Rutherford Falls with Ed Helms. Read More »

The Batman Animated Trailer

How many times is The Dark Knight going to die in the Batman/Fortnite: Zero Point comics? Why are fans asking for Marvel to bring back Tony Stark in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Are you ready for the animated Justice League to get their own comic book series? Did you hear James Gunn finished the first draft of the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

james cameron on movie theaters

James Cameron has a bunch of Avatar sequels on the way, and he’d very much like movie theaters to still be around to play them, please and thank you. During a recent appearance on The Tonight Show, Cameron spoke about how special the theatrical experience still is, and shared his hopes that – when everything is safe – we’ll all flock back to the multiplex to watch big movies. And hey, if some of those big movies happen to be directed by James Cameron, that would be nice, too.

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bad blood movie update

In 2016, it was announced that Adam McKay would direct Bad Blood, a movie about con artist and Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes, with Jennifer Lawrence set to play Holmes. Since then, though, we haven’t heard much more, and McKay and Lawrence went off to do another movie – Don’t Look Up. Meanwhile, there’s currently a Hulu limited series about Holmes in the works – The Dropout, which will star Amanda Seyfried. So what of Bad Blood? According to McKay, the film is still in development.

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the space between trailer

Kelsey Grammer becomes a long-haired, washed-up, kind of creepy has-been rock star in The Space Between, a drama that just happens to feature music from Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo. The trailer you’re about to see is interesting, in that it starts off rather silly, with Grammer’s zonked-out musician recording an album that’s nothing more than the sound of a refrigerator door opening and closing. But then, when you least expect it, things get surprisingly serious and dramatic. Watch The Space Between trailer below, and try not to confuse it with the forgotten 2017 sci-fi coming-of-age film The Space Between Us.

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mortal kombat review

Despite all its blood and guts and fatalities, the Mortal Kombat video game series has a certain silliness to it. There’s nothing wrong with that, mind you – the silliness is part of the fun, part of the charm of it all. After all, Mortal Kombat is ultimately the story of characters punching and kicking each other for the fate of the world. Some of these characters are humans; some are robots; some are giant monsters with four arms; some are immortal ninjas; some are full-blown gods; it’s a rich, goofy tapestry. To adapt that into a movie requires the right sort of balance, and perhaps even a certain degree of camp. Which makes the new Mortal Kombat movie all the more frustrating. Here is a film taking itself so dreadfully serious that it forgets to let us have any fun. Worse than that, it’s kind of boring.

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Pride Documentary Series Trailer

Pride Month doesn’t start until June, but FX will be kicking off the celebrations a little early with a new documentary series that will dive into the history of the struggle for LGBTQ+ civil rights from the 1950s through the 2000s.

Pride hails from LGBTQ+ filmmakers and shines a light on the decades of fighting and prejudice that the people of this marginalized community had to endure and unfortunately still have to confront to this very day. The first Pride trailer has arrived to highlight a variety of milestone moments in this struggle that will hopefully come to an end one day. Read More »