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Here’s why Netflix’s ‘The Old Guard’ is groundbreaking

The new Netflix adaptation of “The Old Guard” graphic novel might be the most radical superhero movie made so far. Sure, the plot doesn’t immediately signal this: The story follows four immortal soldiers who for centuries have fought the good fight for humanity, and just as they take on a new recruit they come under fresh attack from powerful forces. But look a little closer: The team’s commander is a woman, Andromache of Scythia — Andy, for short — played by Charlize Theron. And the newly recru...
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Ava DuVernay’s Fight for Change, Onscreen and Off

The award-winning film director on the role of artists in a time of widespread unrest, and how film can help hold police to account.
Tags: Movies, News, Black People, Ava Duvernay, Ava, Black Lives Matter Movement, DuVernay, Women and Girls, Race and Ethnicity, Violence (Media and Entertainment

The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Trailer Brings the End of the World to the ’60s

BEGIN SLIDESHOW The Umbrella Academy Season 2 trailer brings the end of the world to the ’60s Netflix has released the official trailer for the  upcoming second season of Gerard Way’s hit superhero series The Umbrella Academy, featuring the Hargreeves siblings as they’ve unintentionally further messed up the world’s timeline by bringing the apocalypse to the 1960s. The series is scheduled to make its return on Friday, July 3. Check out the video in the player below! RELATED: Ava DuVerna...
Tags: Video, TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Ava Duvernay, Jeff, Dallas Texas, Eisner, Gerard, Vanya, Kate Walsh, Gerard Way, ComingSoon, Mike Richardson

Disney Signs First-Look Deal with Colin Kaepernick, and is Developing a Docuseries About His Life

Activist, producer, and former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is already going to be the narrator of an upcoming documentary series about his childhood that’s being produced by Ava DuVernay. But now Kaepernick will be the focus of another documentary series focusing on his last five years, during which point he became a household name in the football world and sparked a movement which also turned him into one of the world’s most famous activists. Kaepernick’s Ra Vision Media p...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Sports, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Espn, Pixar, Ava Duvernay, Brown, Kaepernick, The Walt Disney Company, Disney/Pixar, Jemele Hill, Ra Vision Media, Walt Disney Television ESPN Hulu Pixar, Disney Signs First Look Deal

Colin Kaepernick Inks First-Look Deal with Disney

Colin Kaepernick inks first-look deal with Disney As the House of Mouse-owned ESPN Films is currently developing a documentary series focused on the San Francisco 49ers quarterback turned civil-rights activist, Colin Kaepernick has signed a first-look deal with Disney via his Ra Vision Media banner, according to Variety. RELATED: Ava DuVernay Producing Colin Kaepernick Netflix Limited Series PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; P...
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Unruly: Mahershala Ali to Star as Jack Johnson in HBO’s New Miniseries

Unruly: Mahershala Ali to star as Jack Johnson in HBO’s new miniseries After over a year since True Detective had debuted its third season, Variety is bringing word that two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali has set up his latest collaboration with HBO as he officially signs for the leading role in the upcoming limited series titled Unruly. Executive produced by Tom Hanks, the six-part miniseries will center around the life of the late boxing legend Jack Johnson. RELATED: Ava DuVernay Produci...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Tom Hanks, TV News, Ken Burns, Johnson, Ava Duvernay, Jim Crow, Ali, Unruly, Dominique Morisseau, Tony, Jack Johnson, Beau Willimon

Ozark Renewed for Expanded Fourth & Final Season at Netflix

Ozark Renewed for Expanded Fourth & Final Season at Netflix Netflix’s crime drama series Ozark has been renewed for an expanded fourth and final season at the streamer, according to Variety. The fourth season will consist of 14 episodes, split into two parts consisting of seven episodes each. The previous seasons ran with 10 episodes each. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'g...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Jason Bateman, Ava Duvernay, Garner, Bateman, Ozark, Mundy, ComingSoon, Netflix Netflix, Lisa Emery, Chris Mundy, MRC Television

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ Film Review: Portrait of Civil Rights Icon Couldn’t Be More Timely

“John Lewis: Good Trouble,” a documentary about the civil rights crusader who became a 17-term Democratic congressman from Georgia, is a movie that could scarcely be any timelier.And it’s also, strangely enough, a movie that feels outside of the current time.How timely? Well, a couple of weeks before the premiere of the film, director Ava DuVernay and many others endorsed a proposal to rename the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, for Lewis, who suffered a fractured skull when he was beaten...
Tags: John Lewis, News, Supreme Court, Entertainment, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Cbs News, Georgia, Selma, House, Nancy Pelosi, Martin Luther King, Donald Trump, Ava Duvernay, Montgomery

‘Colin in Black and White’: Ava DuVernay and Colin Kaepernick Team Up For Netflix Series Based on Kaepernick’s High School Years

Filmmaker Ava DuVernay and NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick are joining forces for a new Netflix series. They’ve created Colin in Black and White, a limited series which “will focus on Kaepernick’s formative high school years, lending meaningful insight into the acts and experiences that led him to become the activist he is today.” But this isn’t a documentary series – it will be scripted, and Kaepernick will serve as the show’s narrator. In 2016, Kaepernick (who was the quarterback for the S...
Tags: Television, Movies, Drama, Minneapolis, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco, Netflix, United States, Ava Duvernay, True Story, White, Black, Ava, Colin, Kaepernick

Netflix Debuts The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Poster & Photos

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Netflix Debuts The Umbrella Academy Season 2 Poster & Photos Netflix has released the official The Umbrella Academy Season 2 poster and additional photos for the streamer’s upcoming second season of the superhero series launching on July 31 (via Vital Thrills). You can check out the full poster and new photos now in the gallery below! PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {...
Tags: TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Ava Duvernay, Jeff, Dallas Texas, Eisner, Gerard, Vanya, Kate Walsh, Gerard Way, ComingSoon, Mike Richardson, Umbrella Academy

Ava DuVernay Producing Colin Kaepernick Netflix Limited Series

Ava DuVernay Producing Colin Kaepernick Netflix Limited Series According to Deadline, Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay (13th, Selma, When They See Us) and activist/ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick are developing a new limited series for Netflix titled Colin in Black & White. PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gptAds':[], 'gptStandAlone':[]}; admiralCookie = readAdmiralCookie(); go...
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‘Hair Love’ Director Recruits Lil Rel Howery For Heist Comedy ‘The Come Up’

Matthew A. Cherry won an Oscar for his 2019 short film Hair Love, which he wrote, produced, and directed, and now he’s lined up his first feature film since taking home his Academy Award. He’ll direct The Come Up, a heist comedy starring Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), the Lucas Brothers (22 Jump Street), and Jermaine Fowler (Sorry to Bother You). Collider reports that Cherry will step behind the camera for The Come Up, which is being described as a cross between F. Gary Gray’s 1995 comedy Friday a...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Casting, America, Ocean, New Line, Steven Soderbergh, Ava Duvernay, Cherry, Pete, Fowler, Gary Gray, Matthew A. Cherry, Lucas Brothers, Superior Donuts, Matthew Cherry

‘Sorry to Bother You’ Director Teases His TV Series About a 13-Foot Tall Black Man in Oakland

Boots Riley, the filmmaker behind 2018’s savage cinematic satire Sorry to Bother You, seems to have found his next project. Earlier today on Twitter, Riley teased that he was developing a new TV series called I’m a Virgo, which is about a 13-foot tall Black man living in Oakland, California. Whoa. I’m a Virgo Announcement I have a show about a 13-ft tall Black man who lives in Oakland. It’s called I’m A Virgo. Jharrel Jerome is playing the lead. I’m doing this w Michael Ellenberg’s Media...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, Casting, Netflix, David Cronenberg, Jeff Bezos, Oakland, Ava Duvernay, Boots Riley, Riley, Jerome, Spades, Media Res, Michael Ellenberg, Jharrel Jerome

AFI & Universal Hosting Special Do The Right Thing Online Party

AFI & Universal hosting special Do The Right Thing online party The American Film Institute has announced that AFI Movie Club is partnering with Universal Pictures to offer free rentals of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing and host a special online conversation with the Academy Award-winning writer/director! The announcement video from guest and BlacKkKlansman star John David Washington can be viewed in the player below! RELATED: Amandla Stenberg’s The Hate U Give Now Streaming Free! ...
Tags: Movies, Kerry Washington, Spike Lee, Ava Duvernay, Steven Spielberg, Ali, Universal Pictures, Amandla Stenberg, Lee, Golden Globe, Harry Met Sally, Do the Right Thing, American Film Institute, AFI, VUDU, Amazon Apple

Selma Online Initiative Offers a Free Civil Rights History Guide

Selma Online initiative offers an online free Civil rights history guide Last week, Paramount Pictures had announced that director Ava DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed film Selma is now streaming free on all US digital platforms throughout this month as a way to support the ongoing global protests for the Black Lives Matter movement. For viewers, who want to gain a much better understanding about the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1965 civil rights movement, documentary filmmaker and Harva...
Tags: Movies, US, America, Harvard, Selma, Ava Duvernay, Paramount Pictures, Martin Luther King Jr, Montgomery, Henry Louis Gates Jr, Amandla Stenberg, Golden Globe, Montgomery Alabama, Southern Poverty Law Center, Lorraine Toussaint, ComingSoon

‘The Hate U Give’ is Available to Rent for Free on Digital Platforms as Protests Supporting Black Lives Matter Continue

As the protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement continue across the country, more and more people are looking for movies and shows to watch that address the root issues of that movement. (And no, The Help is not exactly the best available option.) Studios and filmmakers are making some particularly relevant movies free to rent, and it’s hard to get more relevant than 2018’s The Hate U Give, which involves the police shooting an unarmed black man, and what happens when the officer’s n...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Drama, Dwayne Johnson, Selma, New York Times, Adaptation, Black Lives Matter, Ava Duvernay, 20th Century Fox, Starr, Amandla Stenberg, Pete, Khalil, Anthony Mackie, Peter Sciretta

Amandla Stenberg’s The Hate U Give Now Streaming Free!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Amandla Stenberg’s The Hate U Give now streaming free! As unified protests continue throughout the country for the Black Lives Matter movement and the abolition of systematic racism, director George Tillman Jr. took to Twitter to reveal that his 2018 drama film The Hate U Give is now available to rent for free on all digital platforms in the U.S. The Amandla Stenberg-led film joins Ava DuVernay’s Selma and Warner Bros.’ Just Mercy in hopes of providing something that cou...
Tags: Movies, America, Fox, Selma, New York Times, Regina Hall, Ava Duvernay, Starr, Amandla Stenberg, Lisa, Khalil, Movie News, Stenberg, George Tillman Jr, Angela Thomas, Russell Hornsby

Ava DuVernay’s Selma Streaming for Free this Month

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Ava DuVernay’s Selma streaming for free this month In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, Paramount Pictures has officially announced that director Ava DuVernay’s critically-acclaimed historical drama Selma is now available to rent for free throughout the whole month of June on all digital platforms in the U.S. The studio hopes that this could help people remember and reflect on the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s courageous and inspiring fight against Ame...
Tags: Movies, US, America, Selma, John Legend, Ava Duvernay, Paramount Pictures, Martin Luther King Jr, Montgomery, Michael B Jordan, Golden Globe, DuVernay, Lorraine Toussaint, Movie News, Paul Webb, Johnson Tom Wilkinson

Ava DuVernay’s ‘Selma’ is Now Available to Rent for Free

As protests continue, more and more people in the entertainment business are taking notice. Today, Paramount has decided to make Ava DuVernay‘s Selma available for free rental on digital platforms through the end of the month. The Best Picture-nominated film tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr. and his involvement with the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches. This is good news – but it comes with a slightly sour bit of info, as both DuVernay and star David Oyelowo have revealed ...
Tags: Movies, Drama, US, Selma, Ava Duvernay, Paramount Pictures, Eric Garner, Academy, King, Martin Luther King Jr, David Oyelowo, Paramount, True Story, Montgomery, Garner, Oyelowo

‘Kill Them All’ Graphic Novel Adaptation Lands in the Hands of ‘Star Wars’ Second Unit Director Victoria Mahoney

Filmmaker Victoria Mahoney made history as the second unity director on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, becoming the first person of color to take on such a key role in the sci-fi saga. Now she’s stepping up to helm an entire production with Paramount Pictures. Mahoney is in talks to direct Kill Them All, an adaptation of the graphic novel of the same name by Kyle Starks, described as a love letter to the action movies of the 1990s. The Hollywood Reporter has the news on Victoria Mahoney di...
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Mindy Kaling & Dan Goor to Write MGM’s Legally Blonde 3

Mindy Kaling & Dan Goor to write MGM’s Legally Blonde 3 After nearly two years since we last heard an update on MGM’s highly-anticipated Legally Blonde 3 (which was supposed to debut earlier this year), Deadline now brings word that Emmy Award-winning writer-actress Mindy Kaling (The Office, The Mindy Project) and Dan Goor (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) have officially signed on to co-write the screenplay for the long-in development Reese Witherspoon-led third installment. This marks Witherspoon and G...
Tags: Movies, Reese Witherspoon, Washington, Netflix, Beverly Hills, Smith, Ava Duvernay, Kaling, MGM, Mindy Kaling, Marc Platt, Elle Woods, Witherspoon, Karen McCullah, ComingSoon, Movie News

Ava DuVernay & Netflix Want ‘When They See Us’ Suit From Ex-NYC Assistant D.A. Dismissed

EXCLUSIVE: Having already seen one lawsuit against the Emmy winning and Peabody Awards nominated When They See Us miniseries tossed out of court, Netflix and Ava DuVernay are aiming today to get the defamation action by ex-Central Park Five prosecutor Linda Fairstein dismissed too. "Plaintiff’s claims fail under the First Amendment as a matter of […]
Tags: News, Entertainment, Netflix, Ava Duvernay, Central Park Five, Peabody Awards, Linda Fairstein

Beloved Indie Filmmaker Lynn Shelton Dies at Age 54

Beloved Indie Filmmaker Lynn Shelton Dies at Age 54 It is with great sadness that ComingSoon.net (via Deadline) must report the untimely passing of filmmaker and indie darling Lynn Shelton at age 54 from a rare blood disorder. She began her career as an editor before transitioning to directing with the low budget indie We Go Way Back, which won the Grand Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival. She broke out with her 2008 comedy Humpday, starring Mark Duplass...
Tags: Movies, Keira Knightley, Obituary, James Gunn, Seattle, Ava Duvernay, Marvel Studios, Colin Trevorrow, Lynn, Shelton, Marc Maron, Maron, Mark Duplass, Mike Birbiglia, Edie Falco, Movie News

Ava DuVernay Offers an Update on the New Gods Script

Ava DuVernay Offers an Update on the New Gods Script It’s been a while since there was news about the upcoming adaptation of Jack Kirby’s New Gods. But with a director like Ava DuVernay at the helm, the project is an intriguing entry in the DC movie pantheon. Now, DuVernay has given an update on the script she is co-writing with comic scribe Tom King. Responding to a fan on Twitter, DuVernay revealed that she and King aren’t letting COVID-19 slow down their writing process. In fact, they are ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Dc, Warner Bros, Ava Duvernay, Jack Kirby, Tom King, DuVernay, Kirby, Movie News, Darkseid, New Gods, Amazon Services LLC Associates Program This

Slumdog Millionaire & Life of Pi Star Irrfan Khan Dies at Age 53

Slumdog Millionaire & Life of Pi Star Irrfan Khan Dies at Age 53 It is with great sadness that ComingSoon.net (via HuffPost) must report that Bollywood star Irrfan Khan has died at the age of 53 in a hospital in the western city of Mumbai, his agency Hardly Anonymous Communications revealed in a statement. The Slumdog Millionaire and Life of Pi star announced in 2018 that he had been diagnosed with a rare neuroendocrine tumor. pic.twitter.com/IDThvTr6yF — Irrfan (@irrfank) March 16, 2018 ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Obituary, Khan, Mumbai, Bollywood, Ava Duvernay, Mindy Kaling, HuffPost, Irrfan Khan, Adil, Babil, Riz Ahmed, Irrfan, Movie News, Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Guillermo del Toro, Darren Aronfsky, Rian Johnson, Ava DuVernay, and More to Share Their Quarantine Watch Lists

Guillermo del Toro has always been a wonderful Twitter presence, frequently sharing his unabashed love for cinema, television, and frequent collaborator Doug Jones. But after a period of silence during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic quarantine, del Toro has one-upped himself with a massive Twitter thread about the many books and films he’s consuming to get him through his quarantine. The Shape of Water director, who has taken a break from filming his upcoming Nightmare Alley, invited his f...
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This Week In Trailers: And She Could Be Next, Max Richter’s Sleep, Circus of Books, Eating Up Easter, 499

Trailers are an under-appreciated art form insofar that many times they’re seen as vehicles for showing footage, explaining films away, or showing their hand about what moviegoers can expect. Foreign, domestic, independent, big budget: What better way to hone your skills as a thoughtful moviegoer than by deconstructing these little pieces of advertising? This week we lovingly get put to sleep, fight the power, watch some gay porn judgment-free, go back in time to see colonialism through the eye...
Tags: Movies, Mexico, Los Angeles, This Week In Trailers, Cbs, Movie Trailers, Ava Duvernay, Ryan Murphy, Max Richter, Punky Brewster, Movie Marketing, Tenochtitlan, Grace Lee, Rachel Mason, Stacey Abrams, Rodrigo Reyes

Netflix Puts Documentaries on YouTube For Free to Help Teachers Around the World

Netflix puts documentaries on YouTube for free to help teachers around the world As a way to aid teachers from all around the world during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Netflix has announced that they have officially released ten of their best documentaries on their YouTube channel, providing teachers free access to additional learning resources that will further help them in their on online classes with students. In addition, each title also has an educational resources link that will avail...
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TNT’s Snowpiercer Series Premiere Launch Date Moved Up

TNT’s Snowpiercer Series Premiere Launch Date Moved Up According to Deadline, TNT’s Snowpiercer series starring Jennifer Connelly and Daveed Diggs will now launch on Sunday, May 17 at 9 p.m. The series was originally set to debut on Sunday, May 31. RELATED: Ava DuVernay Developing a Labor Union Drama Series for TNT TNT’s new Snowpiercer series will return fans of Bong Joon-ho’s 2013 film to the desolate future where the Earth has become a nearly-uninhabitable tundra and much of the human popu...
Tags: TV, Movies, Earth, TV News, Tbs, TNT, Ava Duvernay, Snowpiercer, Rowan Blanchard, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Harris, Daveed Diggs, Bong Joon, Scott Derrickson, Patty Jenkins, Graeme Manson

TV Bits: ‘Queer Eye’, ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’, ‘Great British Bake Off’, ‘The Plot Against America’, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Queer Eye renewed for season 6. Meet the new Baby-Sitters Club. Great British Bake Off adds Matt Lucas as co-host. Check out a featurette from The Plot Against America. Watch the trailer for Insecure season 4. Westworld creators want at least one more season. Ava DuVernay’s DMZ pilot has wrapped. You want more Queer Eye? You’ve got it. Netflix just gave the popular show a sixth season. Per Variety, the sixth season will take the fab five to “Austin, TX where th...
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