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Annie Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ Takes Best Feature And Tops Winners List; ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Dominates TV
By Patrick Hipes February 17, 2024 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse sling-shotted past the competition to dominate the 51st Annie Awards, which were handed...
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‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Wraps Up Top Feature Prize at 51st Annie Awards
By Terry Flores February 17, 2024 Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” swung its way to victory at the 51st Annie Awards, snatching...
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Annie Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Leads With 7 Wins, Including Best Feature
By Hilary Lewis February 17, 2024 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was the big winner at the 2024 Annie Awards. The Sony Pictures Animation film won seven awards at...
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‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie Eyes Travis Knight as Director
By Borys Kit February 13, 2024 Travis Knight just may have the power. The LAIKA CEO and part-time filmmaker is in early talks to direct the long-in-the-works...
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Director Travis Knight Circling New ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Movie: The Dish
By Justin Kroll February 13, 2024 EXCLUSIVE: The long-in-development Masters of the Universe reimagining from Mattel looks to be gaining some momentum as sources...
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FX Orders Limited Series ‘Say Nothing’ Based on Book About The Troubles in Northern Ireland
By Joe Otterson February 1, 2024 FX has ordered a limited series adaptation of the Patrick Radden Keefe book “Say Nothing,” Variety has learned. The nine-episode...
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Lola Petticrew, Hazel Doupe, Anthony Boyle, Josh Finan and Maxine Peake To Star In FX Limited Series ‘Say Nothing’
By Justin Kroll February 1, 2024 FX has ordered the limited series Say Nothing and tapped Lola Petticrew, Hazel Doupe, Anthony Boyle, Josh Finan and Maxine...
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Alonso Alvarez-Barreda, Good Fear Content Team On Feature Adaptation Of ‘Beneath The Surface,’ Bestselling Thriller From Kaira Rouda
By Matt Grobar February 1, 2024 EXCLUSIVE: Cannes prize-winning Mexican filmmaker Alonso Alvarez-Barreda (Snowfall) has optioned Kaira Rouda‘s USA Today bestselling...
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Annie Awards Nominations: ‘Nimona’ Looks Down On ‘Boy And The Heron’ & ‘Across The Spider-Verse’, Leads Film Field
By Erik Pedersen January 11, 2024 A funny thing happened on the way to the presumed two-horse awards-season race between 2023 toon feature juggernauts. Netflix’s Nimona picked...
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‘Nimona’ Leads Annie Awards Animated Feature Competition With Nine Noms; Snubs Include ‘Wish,’ Which Was Shut Out
By Carolyn Giardina January 11, 2024 In a competitive year in animation, Nimona, based on the graphic novel by ND Stevenson, leads the 51st Annie Awards feature...
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Netflix’s ‘Nimona’ Leads Annie Awards 2024 Nominations
By Terry Flores January 11, 2024 “Nimona,” Netflix‘s sci-fi fantasy about a disgraced knight and a shape-shifting teenager, led the features category of the...
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‘The Bricklayer’ Review: Improbable but Enjoyable Spyjinks From Renny Harlin
By Dennis Harvey January 3, 2024 Paul Lindsay was a former FBI agent and Vietnam veteran who sought to utilize his investigative and military expertise in creating...
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Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best TV Shows of 2023
By Daniel Fienbeg, Angie Han December 14, 2023 Daniel Fienberg’s Top 10 When we look back on television in 2023, it’s almost certain to stand out as a year...
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Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev Go on a Manhunt in Action-Packed Trailer for The Bricklayer (Exclusive)
By Tommy McArdle December 13, 2023 Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev are on a deadly international mission. On Wednesday, Vertical shared the new trailer for the...
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Blue Eye Samurai’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
By BreAnna Bell December 11, 2023 “Blue Eye Samurai” has been renewed for a second season at Netflix. Created by Amber Noizumi and Michael Green, “Blue Eye...
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‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
By Lesley Goldberg December 11, 2023 Netflix will get its samurai on again. The streaming giant has handed out a second-season renewal for its recently released...
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‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix
By Denise Petski December 11, 2023 Netflix has renewed the critically acclaimed animated action series Blue Eye Samurai for a second season. Set in Edo-period...
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‘The Thundermans Return’ Movie Gets Premiere Window & Teaser Trailer
By Denise Petski December 2, 2023 We now have a premiere window and the first look at The Thundermans Return movie based on Nickelodeon‘s hit live-action superhero...
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‘The Artful Dodger’ Review: Hulu’s Breezy Aussie ‘Oliver Twist’ Spinoff
By Daniel Fienberg November 28, 2023 When readers last spotted the Artful Dodger in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, the eponymous protagonist’s diminutive pickpocketing...
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The Best TV Shows of 2023
By Richard Lawson, Tara Ariano, Maureen Ryan, and Joy Press November 28, 2023 The best TV shows of 2023 are funny, and serious, and emotional, and transporting,...
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Jon Hamm to Star in Hostage Drama From Shawn Ryan (Exclusive)
By Lesley Goldberg November 15, 2023 Shawn Ryan, the prolific producer behind CBS’ SWAT and Netflix’s The Night Agent, is adding another show to his purview....
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Jon Hamm To Lead ‘American Hostage’ Live-Action Series Adaptation From Shawn Ryan
By Denise Petski November 15, 2023 Mad Men alum Jon Hamm and producer Shawn Ryan (S.W.A.T., The Night Agent) are teaming on a live-action television series...
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The Best Netflix Show Of 2023 May Be ‘Blue Eye Samurai’
By Paul Tassi November 13, 2023 Check Netfllix’s Top 10 list at any given time these days and chances are that most of it will be made up of True Crime documentaries...
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First Trailer for Netflix’s ‘Ultraman: Rising’ Turns the World’s Biggest Hero Takes Into a Monster Daddy
By Caroline Brew November 9, 2023 The world’s biggest hero makes his way to Netflix in “Ultraman: Rising.” The streamer has released the first teaser for the...
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Netflix’s ‘Ultraman Rising’ Teaser Showcases a Big Problem for the Iconic Hero (Video)
By Drew Taylor November 9, 2023 Ultraman is back. The character, created by Eiji Tsuburaya in 1966 with the “Ultra Q” and “Ultraman” television series, is back...
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'Lawmen: Bass Reeves' to Get Special CBS Airing Following 'Yellowstone' Solid Ratings Performance
By BreAnna Bell November 8, 2023 Coming behind the run of “Yellowstone” Season 1, CBS has announced the first two episodes of “Lawmen: Bass Reeves” will also...
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'Lawmen: Bass Reeves": CBS To Air First Two Episodes Of Taylor Sheridan's Anthology Series
By Denise Petski November 8, 2023 Lawmen: Bass Reeves is the latest Taylor Sheridan-produced Paramount+ series to air on CBS. Following the ratings success...
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‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Director Breaks Down the Fiery Finale: ‘Let’s Just Burn Down That Whole Set’ (EXCLUSIVE)
By Valerie Wu November 7, 2023 SPOILER ALERT: This story contains spoilers for the series finale of “Blue Eye Samurai,” titled “The Great Fire of 1657,” now...
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Blue Eye Samurai is ‘revenge’ for one of Hollywood’s most underappreciated action directors
By Matt Patches November 6, 2023 Jane Wu understood the journey of a young warrior slashing her way through a male-dominated hierarchy of power. Though Amber...
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Blue Eye Samurai is the best thing Netflix has done in years
By Petrana Radulovic November 3, 2023 veryEvery so often, a show comes along that makes you remember exactly why you love stories. Not just television series...
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The Gorgeous and Graphic ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Arrives
By Dan Sarto November 3, 2023 Debuting today, November 3, on Netflix, Blue Eye Samurai takes viewers on an epic journey to Edo-period Japan for a story of a...
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‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Director-Producer Jane Wu on Geeking Out Over George Takei and ‘Suspending’ Reality Through Animation
By Valerie Wu November 3, 2023 For Jane Wu, the supervising director and producer of Netflix’s adult animated series “Blue Eye Samurai,” which premieres on...
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Blue Eye Samurai review – the fight scenes are an absolute joy to watch
By Rebecca Nicholson November 3, 2023 Even if you are not usually a fan of animation, the cast of Blue Eye Samurai should make you look its way. Kenneth Branagh,...
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Netflix’s ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Creator Says Show Is ‘Something Different’ in the Landscape of Animation
By Ileane Rudolph November 3, 2023 There are plenty of exciting sword fights in Blue Eye Samurai, Netflix’s impressive new animated series (it’s earned 100%...
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Between Two Worlds: ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Creatives Discuss Show’s Origins & Complicated Heroine
By Devin Nealy November 1, 2023 Whether it’s international content like Bong Joon-Ho’s Parasite and the inexhaustible popularity of anime or American productions...
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Review: ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ is a Must Watch Animated Series
By Izzy Friedman November 1, 2023 Have you ever watched a show and immediately known that you would sell your right kidney to make everyone else watch it too?...
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The Kinky Horror Movie About a Body-Swapping Sex Demon
By Brenna Ehrilch October 28, 2023 IT WAS A moment film nerds could only dream of: Actor/director Joe Lynch was seated next to Quentin Tarantino at an event,...
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How Joe Lynch Made ‘Suitable Flesh’ Feel Like a 1980s Horror Movie Through Comedy and Erotic Thrills — Horror Film School
By William Earl October 27, 2023 Horror Film School is a feature in which talent in front of and behind the camera share the ins and outs of creating the biggest...
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Blue Eye Samurai Review: An Exhilarating Revenge Tale That Plays It Mostly Straight
By Ross McIndoe October 27, 2023   Mizu (Maya Erskine) is very good at fighting. So good that she can cleave trees in half with a single swipe of her sword...
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'Suitable Flesh' Review: Heather Graham’s Femme Fatale Elevates Bloody Body Swap Thriller
By Isabella Soares October 26, 2023 THE BIG PICTURE  Heather Graham and Barbara Crampton deliver outstanding performances in the chaotic and erotic horror film Suitable...
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Joe Lynch On (Love)Crafting Truly Erotic Horror With SUITABLE FLESH
By Michael Gingold October 26, 2023 When Suitable Flesh arrives in theaters and on digital platforms this Friday, October 27 from RLJE Films and Shudder, it...
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Renny Harlin Action Thriller ‘The Bricklayer’ Sets U.S. Release With Vertical; Aaron Eckhart, Nina Dobrev Star
By Matt Grobar October 25, 2023 EXCLUSIVE: The Renny Harlin action thriller The Bricklayer, starring Aaron Eckhart (The Dark Knight) and Nina Dobrev (The Vampire...
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‘Samaritan 2’ in the Works From Amazon MGM (Exclusive)
By Borys Kit October 25, 2023 Amazon MGM Studios is going back for superhero seconds. The streamer is developing a sequel to Samaritan, its 2022 action movie...
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‘Suitable Flesh’ Director Joe Lynch Talks His Lovecraft Adaptation and Bringing Eroticism Back to Movies
By Brian Davids October 25, 2023 Suitable Flesh director Joe Lynch has the resilience one needs to be an indie genre director. Lynch’s new horror film starring Heather...
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‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Review: Maya Erskine in Netflix’s Gorgeously Violent Adult Animated Revenge Drama
By Angie Han October 23, 2023 If death is an art, as sword maker Eiji (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) tells his erstwhile assistant Mizu (Maya Erskine), it’s one Netflix’s Blue...
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Netflix Sets Skydance Animation In Multi-Year Deal, First Up is Alan Menken Musical 'Spellbound:' Rachel Zegler, Nicole Kidman, Javier Bardem Star
By Mike Fleming Jr October 18, 2023 That didn’t take long. Skydance Animation has found a new home, signing a multi-year agreement with Netflix to develop and...
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Skydance Shocker: David Ellison's Animation Deal Moves From Apple to Netflix, 'Spellbound' Set for 2024
By Matt Donnelly, Angelique Jackson October 18, 2023 David Ellison’s Skydance Animation has found a new home at Netflix, ending a lucrative distribution pact...
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Skydance Animation Leaves Apple for Netflix Pact
By Mia Galuppo October 18, 2023 Skydance Animation has signed a multiyear pact with Netflix to develop and produce animated movies for the streamer. First up...
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'Suitable Flesh' Director Joe Lynch on Making a Movie With "Madness, Sexual Identity & Cosmic Body Swapping"
By Perri Nemiroff October 14, 2023 THE BIG PICTURE  Joe Lynch’s Suitable Flesh is a body-swap horror movie based on the H.P. Lovecraft story, The Thing...
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‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Trailer Promises a Bloody Trail of Revenge for Netflix Series Featuring Randall Park, George Takei
By Abbey White October 12, 2023 The first trailer for Michael Green and Amber Noizumi’s new anime Blue Eye Samurai promises an epic and bloody trail of action...
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Annie Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse’ Takes Best Feature And Tops Winners List; ‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Dominates TV
By Patrick Hipes February 17, 2024 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse sling-shotted past the competition to dominate the 51st Annie Awards, which were handed...
Read More
‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Wraps Up Top Feature Prize at 51st Annie Awards
By Terry Flores February 17, 2024 Sony Pictures Animation’s “Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse” swung its way to victory at the 51st Annie Awards, snatching...
Read More
Annie Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Leads With 7 Wins, Including Best Feature
By Hilary Lewis February 17, 2024 Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse was the big winner at the 2024 Annie Awards. The Sony Pictures Animation film won seven awards at...
Read More
‘Masters of the Universe’ Movie Eyes Travis Knight as Director
By Borys Kit February 13, 2024 Travis Knight just may have the power. The LAIKA CEO and part-time filmmaker is in early talks to direct the long-in-the-works...
Read More
Director Travis Knight Circling New ‘Masters Of The Universe’ Movie: The Dish
By Justin Kroll February 13, 2024 EXCLUSIVE: The long-in-development Masters of the Universe reimagining from Mattel looks to be gaining some momentum as sources...
Read More
FX Orders Limited Series ‘Say Nothing’ Based on Book About The Troubles in Northern Ireland
By Joe Otterson February 1, 2024 FX has ordered a limited series adaptation of the Patrick Radden Keefe book “Say Nothing,” Variety has learned. The nine-episode...
Read More
Lola Petticrew, Hazel Doupe, Anthony Boyle, Josh Finan and Maxine Peake To Star In FX Limited Series ‘Say Nothing’
By Justin Kroll February 1, 2024 FX has ordered the limited series Say Nothing and tapped Lola Petticrew, Hazel Doupe, Anthony Boyle, Josh Finan and Maxine...
Read More
Alonso Alvarez-Barreda, Good Fear Content Team On Feature Adaptation Of ‘Beneath The Surface,’ Bestselling Thriller From Kaira Rouda
By Matt Grobar February 1, 2024 EXCLUSIVE: Cannes prize-winning Mexican filmmaker Alonso Alvarez-Barreda (Snowfall) has optioned Kaira Rouda‘s USA Today bestselling...
Read More
Annie Awards Nominations: ‘Nimona’ Looks Down On ‘Boy And The Heron’ & ‘Across The Spider-Verse’, Leads Film Field
By Erik Pedersen January 11, 2024 A funny thing happened on the way to the presumed two-horse awards-season race between 2023 toon feature juggernauts. Netflix’s Nimona picked...
Read More
‘Nimona’ Leads Annie Awards Animated Feature Competition With Nine Noms; Snubs Include ‘Wish,’ Which Was Shut Out
By Carolyn Giardina January 11, 2024 In a competitive year in animation, Nimona, based on the graphic novel by ND Stevenson, leads the 51st Annie Awards feature...
Read More
Netflix’s ‘Nimona’ Leads Annie Awards 2024 Nominations
By Terry Flores January 11, 2024 “Nimona,” Netflix‘s sci-fi fantasy about a disgraced knight and a shape-shifting teenager, led the features category of the...
Read More
‘The Bricklayer’ Review: Improbable but Enjoyable Spyjinks From Renny Harlin
By Dennis Harvey January 3, 2024 Paul Lindsay was a former FBI agent and Vietnam veteran who sought to utilize his investigative and military expertise in creating...
Read More
Hollywood Reporter Critics Pick the Best TV Shows of 2023
By Daniel Fienbeg, Angie Han December 14, 2023 Daniel Fienberg’s Top 10 When we look back on television in 2023, it’s almost certain to stand out as a year...
Read More
Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev Go on a Manhunt in Action-Packed Trailer for The Bricklayer (Exclusive)
By Tommy McArdle December 13, 2023 Aaron Eckhart and Nina Dobrev are on a deadly international mission. On Wednesday, Vertical shared the new trailer for the...
Read More
Blue Eye Samurai’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
By BreAnna Bell December 11, 2023 “Blue Eye Samurai” has been renewed for a second season at Netflix. Created by Amber Noizumi and Michael Green, “Blue Eye...
Read More
‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
By Lesley Goldberg December 11, 2023 Netflix will get its samurai on again. The streaming giant has handed out a second-season renewal for its recently released...
Read More
‘Blue Eye Samurai’ Renewed For Season 2 By Netflix
By Denise Petski December 11, 2023 Netflix has renewed the critically acclaimed animated action series Blue Eye Samurai for a second season. Set in Edo-period...
Read More
‘The Thundermans Return’ Movie Gets Premiere Window & Teaser Trailer
By Denise Petski December 2, 2023 We now have a premiere window and the first look at The Thundermans Return movie based on Nickelodeon‘s hit live-action superhero...
Read More
‘The Artful Dodger’ Review: Hulu’s Breezy Aussie ‘Oliver Twist’ Spinoff
By Daniel Fienberg November 28, 2023 When readers last spotted the Artful Dodger in Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist, the eponymous protagonist’s diminutive pickpocketing...
Read More
The Best TV Shows of 2023
By Richard Lawson, Tara Ariano, Maureen Ryan, and Joy Press November 28, 2023 The best TV shows of 2023 are funny, and serious, and emotional, and transporting,...
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