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David Oyelowo, Taylor Sheridan's 'Bass Reeves' Series at Paramount+ Casts Barry Pepper
By Joe Otterson February 16, 2023 The David Oyelowo-led “Bass Reeves” series at Paramount+ from Taylor Sheridan has cast Barry Pepper in a series regular role,...
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CBS Orders Comedy Pilot Based on 'JumpStart' Comic Strip
By Joe Otterson February 15, 2023 CBS has given a pilot order to a multi-cam comedy series based on the “JumpStart” comic strip, Variety has learned. The project...
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‘JumpStart’ Comedy Based On Comic Strip Gets CBS Pilot Order From Wayne Conley, Kapital & TrillTV
By Nellie Andreeva February 15, 2023 CBS has handed a pilot order to JumpStart, a multi-camera comedy based on Robb Armstrong’s long-running comic strip. Wayne...
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David Oyelowo, Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Bass Reeves’ Series at Paramount+ Adds Forrest Goodluck & Lauren E. Banks
Joe Otterson February 14, 2023 The “Bass Reeves” series from Taylor Sheridan starring David Oyelowo has added two new series regulars, Variety has learned exclusively....
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Apple TV+ Shares ‘Pretzel and Puppies’ Season 2 Trailer
By Debbie Diamond Sarto February 9, 2023 Ahead of its February 24 Season 2 global release, Apple TV+ has dropped a trailer to treat fans to a look at what’s...
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‘The Portable Door’ Starring Christoph Waltz And Sam Neill To Get Exclusive Release On MGM+ In April
By Valerie Complex February 7, 2023 MGM+ new original fantasy-adventure comedy The Portable Door will debut exclusively on MGM+ and come exclusively to the...
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'La Brea' Renewed for Third Season on NBC
By Rick Porter January 31, 2023 NBC’s time-hopping drama La Brea will continue into the future. The network has picked up a third season of the sci-fi series...
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Dennis Quaid Joins David Oyelowo In Taylor Sheridan’s ‘Bass Reeves’ Series For Paramount+
By Nellie Andreeva January 19, 2023 Dennis Quaid is set to star opposite David Oyelowo in Paramount+’s new original series Bass Reeves, from Yellowstone co-creator/showrunner...
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Dennis Quaid Joins David Oyelowo in ‘Bass Reeves’ Series at Paramount+ With Taylor Sheridan Producing
By Joe Otterson January 19, 2023 Dennis Quaid has signed on to star opposite David Oyelowo in the upcoming Paramount+ series “Bass Reeves,” Variety has learned....
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MGM Acquiring Worldwide Rights To ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Sequel Directed By ‘Nanny’s Nikyatu Jusu
By Matt Grobar December 15, 2022 EXCLUSIVE: Amazon’s MGM division is in final negotiations to acquire worldwide rights to the Night of the Living Dead sequel...
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New Line Picks Up Fantasy Pitch ‘Crescenthia’ from ‘Black Adam’ Producer Beau Flynn (Exclusive)
By Borys Kit December 8, 2022 New Line has acquired the high-concept fantasy pitch Crescenthia from Beau Flynn, the producer of the company’s DC movie, Black...
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‘Blade’: Yann Demange Steps In As Director On Marvel Film, Michael Starrbury To Write Script
By Justin Kroll November 21, 2022 After parting ways with director Bassam Tariq, Marvel Studios has moved fast and found not only his replacement but a new...
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Marvel’s ‘Blade’ Finds New Director With ‘Lovecraft Country’ Helmer Yann Demange
BY Borys Kit November 21, 2022 Marvel Studios’ Blade is being unsheathed once more, this time with a whole new creative team. Yann Demange, who directed the...
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Nikyatu Jusu Confirms Her Next Horror Film For Monkeypaw & Universal Is “Expansion” Of Black Vampire Short ‘Suicide By Sunlight’
By Matt Grobar November 19, 2022 Sundance prize-winning filmmaker Nikyatu Jusu has unveiled new details about her forthcoming feature for Jordan Peele’s Monkeypaw...
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‘The Greatest Beer Run Ever’ - Meet the Real Chickie Donohue and Watch Filmmakers Talk about Production
WATCH NOW: https://fycextras.com/the-greatest-beer-run-ever/production-featurette WATCH NOW: https://fycextras.com/the-greatest-beer-run-ever/the-real-guy WATCH...
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Hot AFM Package For Buyers To Gnaw: ‘Night Of The Living Dead’ Sequel From Village Roadshow, Vertigo, Westbrook & George Romero’s Sanibel, With ‘Nanny’s Nikyatu Jusu Helming ‘Walking Dead’s LaToya Morgan Script
By Mike Fleming Jr October 26, 2022  EXCLUSIVE: In an American Film Market package coming together that could wake the dead, Village Roadshow Pictures has partnered...
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TV Ratings: ‘East New York’ Is Fall’s Top Series Premiere After Seven Days
October 11, 2022 By Rick Porter CBS’ first-year drama series East New York plugged seamlessly into the network’s Sunday lineup — and has drawn the biggest seven-day...
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‘King Shaka’: Charles Babalola To Star In Title Role Of Showtime Series From Antoine Fuqua, 4 Others Cast
August 25, 2022 By Nellie Andreeva EXCLUSIVE: The Outlaws star Charles Babalola is set to headline Showtime’s King Shaka, (fka Shaka: King of the Zulu Nation),...
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Carey Mulligan, Mahershala Ali, Peyton Elizabeth Lee Among Voice Cast For Laika’s ‘Wildwood’
By Patrick Hipes August 25, 2022 Carey Mulligan, Mahershala Ali, Andi Mack‘s Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Jacob Tremblay, Awkwafina, Angela Bassett, Jake Johnson,...
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Sylvester Stallone Signs With CAA
By Mike Fleming Jr. August 11, 2022 EXCLUSIVE: Sylvester Stallone has signed with CAA. It’s a return match for the star and the agency, which will also rep...
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‘The Horror Crowd’ Gets Buffalo 8 Release Date; Sana Soni Joins Giant Pictures; IDA Logan Elevate Grantees; Castings For ‘Macho!’, ‘Finding Nicole’, ‘What Rhymes With Reason’, ‘Site’, ‘Ganymede’ And ‘This Time’; More – Film Briefs
By Matt Grobar August 5, 2022 EXCLUSIVE: Buffalo 8 has announced that it will release Ruben Pla’s feature directorial debut The Horror Crowd on digital and...
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Joey King Talks About Working On Dystopian Fantasy ‘Uglies’ For Netflix: “A Dream Realized”
By Valerie Complex, Matt Grobar August 1, 2022 Deadline caught up with actress Joey King at the premiere of the David Leitch’s new action-thriller Bullet Train....
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Prime Video Dates Fall Movie Slate
By Anthony D’Alessandro August 1, 2022 EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studio’s Prime Video is charging into the fall season with a bevy of awards contending and crowd...
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Heather Graham, Judah Lewis, Barbara Crampton Lead Erotic Bodyswap Horror Based On H.P. Lovecraft Short Story
By Andreas Wiseman July 28, 2022 EXCLUSIVE: Principal photography has wrapped on a new untitled H.P. Lovecraft horror film starring Heather Graham (Boogie Nights)...
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‘Samaritan’ Trailer: Sylvester Stallone Leads Prime Video’s Superhero Pic From ‘Overlord’ Director Julius Avery
By Matt Grobar July 27, 2022 Prime Video has unveiled the trailer for its action-thriller Samaritan, starring three-time Oscar nominee Sylvester Stallone (Guardians...
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‘Quantum Leap’: Martin Gero Steps In As Showrunner, Dean Georgaris Joins As EP, Pilot Writers To Stay On
By Nellie Andreeva July 25, 2022 EXCLUSIVE: There is behind-the-scenes shakeup on NBC’s new drama series Quantum Leap starring Raymond Lee. Martin Gero, who...
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Quantum Leap bosses preview thrilling new chapter
By Alamin Yohannes July 18, 2022 Let the leaping commence because Quantum Leap is coming back! Set in the present, the new Quantum Leap restarts the time travel...
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'Samaritan': Sylvester Stallone Action Thriller Receives New Poster & Images
By Josh Sharpe July 13, 2022 Our favorite action hero is back. Sylvester Stallone stars in the new action-thriller Samaritan from Amazon Prime coming this August....
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‘Samaritan’: ‘Overlord’ Director’s Dark Superhero Movie Starring Sylvester Stallone Arrives in August
By John Squires July 11, 2022 It’s been well over a year since we’ve heard a peep about Julius Avery‘s (Overlord) Samaritan, but the Sylvester Stallone-starring...
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2022 HCA TV Awards: See the Nominees
By Beatrice Verhoeven July 7, 2022 NBC’s This Is Us and HBO’s Succession lead the broadcast network and cable nominations for the 2022 Hollywood Critics Association...
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‘Quantum Leap’: NBC Reveals Expanded Details Of Reboot Plotline
By Denise Petski June 29, 2022 We have a much better idea now of the plotline for Quantum Leap, NBC’s upcoming reboot of the popular 1990s sci-fi drama, starring...
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Bass Reeves Series ‘Twin Territories’ From Morgan Freeman’s Revelations & ‘Hand Of God’ Creator Ben Watkins In Works At Amazon
By Matt Grobar June 29, 2022 EXCLUSIVE: Morgan Freeman and Lori McCreary’s Revelations Entertainment has set up a Bass Reeves series titled Twin Territories...
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Exclusive: How Mo Willems & Mr. Warburton Took ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed’ from Live Stage to Animated Screen
By Karen Idelson June 27, 2022 ***This article originally appeared in the 35th Anniversary issue of Animation Magazine (June-July ’22, No. 321)*** In the wildly...
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‘JumpStart’ Comedy Series Based On Comic Strip In Works At CBS From Wayne Conley & Kapital
By Nellie Andreeva June 13, 2022 EXCLUSIVE: CBS has put in development JumpStart, a multi-camera comedy based on Robb Armstrong’s long-running comic strip....
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How Michelle Pfeiffer Transformed Into Betty Ford for ‘The First Lady’
By Hilton Dresden June 8, 2022 EYEBROWS [The show starts] when she was in her late 40s. I made her eyebrows fuller and darker. As she got older, and as the...
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Aaron Eckhart, Nina Dobrev Action Pic 'The Bricklayer' Acquired By Screen Media
By Matt Grobar May 23, 2022 EXCLUSIVE: Screen Media has acquired North American rights to Renny Harlin’s actioner The Bricklayer from Millennium Films, slating...
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Sneak Peek: ‘Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed’ Rocks on HBO Max June 30
By Mercedes Milligan May 23, 2022 Calling all rock stars, fashion icons and naked mole rat lovers! Mo Willems’ fan-favorite Naked Mole Rat, Wilbur J. Mole Rat,...
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NBC Fall 2022 Schedule: ‘La Brea’ Takes Back ‘This Is Us’ Tuesday Slot, ‘Quantum Leap’ Set as ‘The Voice’ Lead-Out
By Jennifer Maas May 16, 2022 NBC revealed its fall 2022-2023 lineup Monday, which includes “La Brea” occupying the current Tuesdays at 9 p.m. home of “This...
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‘American Auto,’ ‘Young Rock’ and ‘Grand Crew’ Renewed at NBC
By Rick Porter May 12, 2022 NBC has set its comedy lineup for the 2022-23 season. The network has renewed second-year series Young Rock and rookies American...
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‘Young Rock,’ ‘Grand Crew’ Renewed at NBC
By Joe Otterson, Jennifer Maas May 12, 2022 “Young Rock” and “Grand Crew” have both been renewed at NBC. “Young Rock” has been renewed for Season 3. The series...
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‘Young Rock’ Renewed For Season 3 By NBC
By Peter White, Denise Petski May 12, 2022 Young Rock will be back for a third season. Starring Dwayne Johnson, Young Rock focuses on different chapters of...
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‘Peacemaker’ Spinoff Centered on Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller in the Works at HBO Max
By Umberto Gonzalez May 3, 2022 A “Peacemaker” spinoff centered on Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller is in the works at HBO Max, according to an individual with knowledge...
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Viola Davis In Talks To Star In ‘Peacemaker’ Spinoff In The Works At HBO Max
By Peter White May 3, 2022 Viola Davis’ Amanda Waller is the latest DC Comics character getting the small screen treatment. Deadline understands that HBO Max...
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Viola Davis in Talks to Star in ‘Peacemaker’ Spinoff at HBO Max
By Rick Porter May 3, 2022 The universe of The Suicide Squad may be growing some more. Viola Davis, who played Amanda Waller in the film (and its definite article-less...
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Viola Davis in Talks to Star as Amanda Waller in ‘Peacemaker’ Spinoff Series at HBO Max
By Joe Otterson May 3, 2022 Viola Davis is eyeing a return to the role of Amanda Waller in her own spinoff series currently in the works at HBO Max, Variety...
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Viola Davis’ Dialect Coach Explains How He Got Her to Talk Like Michelle Obama for ‘The First Lady’
By Jazz Tangcay April 19, 2022 Veteran dialect coach Joel Goldes has worked with Oscar-winner Viola Davis on numerous projects for close to a decade. Most recently,...
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Peabody Awards 2022 Nominees: ‘Dopesick,’ ‘Underground Railroad,’ ‘Yellowjackets,’ Bo Burnham and More
By Clayton Davis April 13, 2022 “Dopesick” and “Only Murders in the Building,” “Yellowjackets” and “The Underground Railroad” are among this year’s nominees...
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'The First Lady' Cast on Portraying Their Real-Life White House Counterparts
By Stacy Lambe April 13, 2022 Coming to Showtime is the scripted anthology series The First Lady, which will go inside the lives of three influential first...
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Viola Davis On How She Injected Cultural Specificity Into ‘The First Lady’ – Contenders TV
By Ted Johnson April 10, 2022 Viola Davis did speak with Michelle Obama before she played her in Showtime’s upcoming The First Lady, but she is reluctant to...
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Meet Screenwriter and Showrunner LaToya Morgan
By Julieta Gozalo April 5, 2022 Born and raised in Los Angeles, LaToya Morgan is a graduate of the American Film Institute Conservatory where she received an...
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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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