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Newswire: Joss Whedon’s ex-wife Kai Cole says he’s a “hypocrite” for preaching feminist ideals

Whether it’s deserved or not is debatable, but Joss Whedon has a reputation for being a feminist writer/director who has a particular penchant for strong, well-rounded female characters. However, someone who probably knows Whedon better...Show More Summary

Newswire: Super Troopers 2 is coming out on the big weed day

The original Super Troopers movie from the Broken Lizard guys was partly a goofy movie about goofy cops, but it was also largely a goofy movie about smoking those good drugs and saying weird stuff about snozzberries to goofy cops. With...Show More Summary

Newswire: R.I.P. Jerry Lewis, legendary comedian

As confirmed by Variety, legendary slapstick comedian Jerry Lewis—possibly better known in recent years for his famous Muscular Dystrophy telethon—has died. He was 91. Born Joseph Levitch in 1926 to a vaudeville entertainer father and...Show More Summary

Newswire: Billy Idol was supposed to play the T-1000 in Terminator 2

One of the greatest action classics of the 1990s almost had a very different, ”Rebel Yell”-y sort of vibe. That’s according to The Hollywood Reporter, which recently talked to Terminator 2 star Robert Patrick about the film’s upcoming...Show More Summary

Newswire: Judge shuts down Roman Polanksi’s ongoing efforts to get rape case dismissed

A U.S. judge has once again shut down efforts by Roman Polanski to get the 40-year-old rape case against him dismissed, with Variety reporting that Judge Scott Gordon refused to end the case today without Polanski submitting himself before an American court. Show More Summary

Newswire: Let’s all go into the spooky woods to watch Evil Dead 2 with Bruce Campbell

In an opportunity that in no way sounds like it will end with a bunch of comedy-horror nerds getting transformed into goo-spewing Deadites or malevolent POV shots, the Alamo Drafthouse and Syfy are offering a chance for fans go out into the spooky woods and watch Evil Dead 2 with star Bruce Campbell, Ash Williams himself. Show More Summary

Newswire: Don Hertzfeldt is making a sequel to World Of Tomorrow

On days like these, when the only joys we are still able to experience seem to be spiteful ones, what we need most is something pure. Something beautiful, even if it’s devastating at the same time. Something that gives us something to look forward to. Show More Summary

Film Club: Logan Lucky is a casual comeback for Steven Soderbergh

Whatever pretense of retirement Steven Soderbergh has been maintaining these past few years finally, officially collapses with Logan Lucky, his first cinematic directorial effort since 2013’s Side Effects. On this episode of Film Club, staff critics A.A. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: John Saxon’s unproduced Nightmare On Elm Street prequel has a crazy twist

John Saxon is a national treasure, a reliable character actor who’s appeared in two of this nation’s greatest horror movies: 1974’s Black Christmas and, a decade later, the first A Nightmare on Elm Street (not to mention its second sequel, Dream Warriors). Show More Summary

Newswire: You will soon learn to appreciate the Jabba The Hutt spin-off in development

Disney wants a whole galaxy of Star Wars spin-offs, it seems—with the young Han Solo movie nearing the finish line with Ron Howard at the helm, news broke yesterday that Stephen Daldry is in line to direct a solo Obi-Wan film. That project...Show More Summary

Newswire: Patty Jenkins has been holding out for a male director-sized payday

Ever since Wonder Woman made its triumphant debut, reuniting director Patty Jenkins with star Gal Gadot for the sequel that’s already been scheduled for a December 2019 release has seemed like a real no-brainer. But while word brokeShow More Summary

Odds And Sods: Logan’s production designer on bringing a not-quite post-apocalyptic world to life

Logan surprised us earlier this year by being an uber-violent but measured character drama, a notable departure from most modern-day superhero flicks. The film paints a vivid picture of a somewhat post-apocalyptic United States where the majority of the country’s mutants have been wiped out. Show More Summary

Newswire: Fox CEO James Murdoch calls out Trump, donates $1M to the ADL

Last weekend’s white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia—and Donald Trump’s continued insistence on blaming the violence that broke out in the city on “many sides” as the week has gone on—has drawn the ire of yet another high-profile...Show More Summary

Coming Distractions: John Cho investigates a glitzy Hollywood murder in this trailer for Gemini

The old “Checkhov’s gun” rule—which basically says that a weapon introduced in the first act of a story must be fired by the third, or else it shouldn’t be there at all—doesn’t usually apply to movie trailers and their truncated storylines, but half of this trailer for Aaron Katz’s Gemini is basically all about waiting for the gun to go off. Show More Summary

Newswire: Emma Stone dethrones Jennifer Lawrence on Forbes’ list of highest-paid actresses

Unfortunately for Jennifer Lawrence, she’s going to fall just short of pulling off the coveted Forbes hat trick, as her two-year streak of being the highest-paid actress has been ended by surprise contender Emma Stone. Mostly thanksShow More Summary

Newswire: Stephen Daldry reportedly developing a Star Wars spin-off about Obi-Wan Kenobi

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Oscar-nominated director Stephen Daldry is “in early talks” with Disney and Lucasfilm to direct a standalone Star Wars spin-off about Obi-Wan Kenobi, everybody’s favorite desert hermit. The talksShow More Summary

Newswire: Seth Rogen working on an R-rated comedy for tweens

Adults like bad words and jokes about sex, teenagers like bad words and jokes about sex, and children generally do not like bad words and jokes about sex, but what about the mysterious tween demographic that sits in the middle? Do they...Show More Summary

Top 5: Vincent D’Onofrio picks his top 5 movies of all time

Vincent D’Onofrio’s résumé is as lengthy as it is diverse, from a starring role in Stanley Kubrick’s Full Metal Jacket to villainous turns in The Cell and Jurassic World, a run on Law And Order: Criminal Intent, and more recently Marvel’s Daredevil. Show More Summary

Movie Review: A terrific cast elevates the thoughtful, stripped-down sci-fi of Marjorie Prime

Sci-fi effects extravaganzas are a dime a dozen, but bona-fide sci-fi films—that is, movies that exemplify the so-called literature of ideas and not just the sci-fi aesthetic—are rare. Marjorie Prime, the offbeat indie stalwart Michael...Show More Summary

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