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Netflix Is Planning A Roald Dahl Extended Universe

By now, you probably know the drill. These days, there are two main priorities that most major studios seem to have spent the last several years zeroing in on: streaming services and shared universes. Netflix has one of those aspects all wrapped up and taken care of, obviously, but the streamer hasn't quite managed to find its niche regarding properties under its ownership that could naturally expand to multiple platforms, mediums, and -- most importantly for Netflix -- profit streams.Well, that...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Roald Dahl, Netflix, Sony, Bfg, Variety, Charlie, Taika Waititi, Dahl, Phil Johnston, Roald Dahl Story Company


Legends Of Tomorrow Season 7 Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)CW shows have a tendency to come with certain preconceptions attached to them, some of which aren't entirely unfair ... but nonetheless don't tell the full picture. "Legends of Tomorrow" probably most fits the bill (although I'd argue that "Riverdale" is in on its own joke more than it gets credit for!) as a CW show that certainl...
Tags: Television, Movies, Cw, Valle, Riverdale, Cheever, Matt Ryan, Shimizu, Ian Parker, Caity Lotz, John Constantine, Phil Klemmer, Nate Heywood Steel, Daniel Park, Zari Tomaz, Ray Utarnachitt Morgan Faust


There Are People Whose Entire Job Is To Keep The Blade Runner Timeline Straight

Some people have all of the luck. During a virtual press panel for the Television Critic's Association press tour, the folks at Alcon revealed that they employ two individuals whose primary job is keeping the "Blade Runner" continuity straight. Alcon is the "keeper" of the IP, a job Alcon co-founder and co-CEO Andrew Kosgrove clearly takes very seriously.  Keeping An Eye On The Continuity Adult Swim and Crunchyroll's upcoming animated series "Blade Runner: Black Lotus" takes place between the ev...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Denis, Elle, Shell, Crunchyroll, Ridley, Alcon, Appleseed, Jessica Henwick, Joseph Chou, Television Critic s Association, Black Lotus, Kenji Kamiyama Ghost, Shinji Aramaki Appleseed


Resident Alien Season 2: Everything We Know So Far

The start of 2021 introduced the science-fiction comedy series "Resident Alien," with a second season greenlit just before the season 1 finale. Based on the Dark Horse comic of the same name, the series centers on an alien with an unpronounceable birth name who crash-lands on Earth on a mission to wipe out humanity. After killing Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle and assuming his identity, the alien struggles with the morality of his mission to kill all humans the more he learns about humankind. Despite h...
Tags: Television, Movies, Harry, Mike Thompson, ASTA, Chris Sheridan, Alan Tudyk, Tomko, Elizabeth Bowen, Terry O Quinn, Corey Reynolds, Harry Vanderspeigle, Hollywood Critics Association, Sara Tomko, Jay Kaylayla Raine, Asta Tomko


The Creepy CGI Rugrats Revival Is Returning For Season 2 Whether You Like It Or Not

Paramount+ won't let the "Rugrats'' die. After bringing the classic Nickelodeon series back, they decided to make it 100% more haunting by turning our favorite childhood cartoon into a harrowing CGI series that has officially been granted a second season. I mean, maybe I'm stuck in the tar pit that is the weird side of YouTube, but don't these stills remind you of those incredibly off-putting made-in-Blender videos?Honestly though, who's idea was it to take the show's charmingly off-kilter minim...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Paramount, Nickelodeon, Angelica, Christine Cavanaugh, Rugrats, Tommy Pickles, Chuckie Finster Paramount, Nicole Byer Tony Hale Natalie Morales


This Much Is True by Miriam Margolyes review – a wickedly honest memoir

With her naughty stories and cutting remarks, the comic actor spares no blushes – but her account is poignant tooI’m quite sure you picked up this book hoping I’d make you laugh,” Miriam Margolyes writes in her memoir, This Much Is True. She more than delivered. When I was reading it this book on a train, a stranger asked if I was OK because I was crying with laughter at Margolyes’s description of her interview to study English literature at Oxford (“‘Do you like Milton?’ the tutor barked. I did...
Tags: Books, Comedy, Television, Celebrity, Life and style, Society, Culture, Britain, Television & radio, Sexuality, Oxford, Harry Potter, Autobiography and memoir, Lithuania, Milton, Miriam Margolyes


Willie Garson, Who Played The Beloved Stanford Blatch On Sex And The City, Has Died At 57

Willie Garson, best known for playing the beloved Standford Blatch on "Sex and the City," has passed away at the shockingly young age of 57. The cause of death is not yet confirmed, and many are left shocked as a result.A prolific actor whose career spanned 35 years and 170 credits, Garson was beloved by everyone who knew him. The outpouring of admiration and grief from his "Sex and the City" and "White Collar" costars was immense, and the love expressed by his adopted son, Nathen, was deeply mo...
Tags: Hbo, Usa, Television, Movies, News, Stanford, Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker, Garson, Matt Bomer, Page Six, Standford Blatch, Willie Garson, Stanford Blatch, Mozzie, Nathen


Horror Icon Cassandra Peterson Comes Out In New Elvira Memoir

Today is now a holy day for queer goths everywhere as Cassandra Peterson's memoir, "Yours Cruelly, Elvira," was released, and in doing so, Peterson came out to the world by disclosing her nearly two decades long relationship with Teresa "T" Wierson. While Peterson hasn't disclosed how she identifies or if she even subscribes to any specific queer identity, this is a banner day for an already queer icon who we now know has been "one of us" all along.  The Drag Of Elvira The populous at large is l...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, San Francisco Bay, Elvira, Bobby, Rupaul, Peterson, Linda, Cassandra, Cassie, Cassandra Peterson, Elvira Mistress, New Elvira Memoir, Teresa T Wierson, Tawny Tan


Superhero Bits: A DeepFake Fueled A Spider-Man Rumor, What If...? Promises Easter Egg Heaven & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.)In this edition of Superhero Bits: Learn how a DeepFake video fueled a "Spider-Man: No Way Home" rumorWatch a clip from the next episode of "Marvel's What If...?" with ThorFind out when Ms. Marvel is rumored ...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Television, Movies, News, Australia, Disney, NFL, San Francisco, Sony, Woody Harrelson, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Chris Hemsworth, Thor, Sony Pictures, Andrew Garfield


Shows Like Peaky Blinders You Can Binge Watch Today

"Peaky Blinders" is one of BBC's greatest period productions, a show that began modestly enough but has been garnering more and more fans with each passing season. It stars Cillian Murphy as Tommy Shelby, a decorated veteran who returns from World War I deeply traumatized by the experience, and who then has to take on a leadership role in his family's criminal operation. Intelligent, calculating, and ambitious, Tommy builds his family's business until they have a veritable empire for themselves ...
Tags: Amazon, Hbo, UK, England, London, Television, Movies, Germany, New York City, US, Spain, Bbc, Netflix, Munich, Ireland, Showtime


Midnight Mass Creator Mike Flanagan Warns Haunting Fans Not To Look For Hidden Ghosts

The upcoming Netflix miniseries "Midnight Mass" comes from Mike Flanagan, the terrifying mind that gifted us "The Haunting of Hill House" and "The Haunting of Bly Manor." Fans of the Haunting anthology series are likely anticipating hidden ghosts in Flanagan's latest, as the series infamously hid its scares in the background, waiting for viewers to catch them in the corner of their eye. But Flanagan's mind contains multitudes — not every scare is the same. For that reason, he's made a point of w...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Netflix, Henry James, Flanagan, Bly, Shirley Jackson, Hill House, Mike Flanagan, Kate Siegel, Rahul Kohli, Zach Gilford, Bly Manor, Netflix Midnight Mass, Paul Hamish Linklater


Kathryn Hahn Has Been Cast As Joan Rivers In Showtime's The Comeback Girl

Comedy legend Joan Rivers lived a life that constantly defied expectations and traditions, resulting in her ceiling-smashing rise as a prominent and successful woman in a business that hardly seemed willing to give her time or space. In that light, it's always been of the utmost importance that any fictionalized retelling of Rivers' life would only be attempted with an actor who can similarly rise to the occasion and embody an icon who refused to be easily defined. So, who else but "WandaVision"...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Netflix, Joan Rivers, Showtime, Jordan, Rivers, Parks, Simon, Kathryn Hahn, Greg Berlanti, Hahn, Johnny Carson, Sarah Schechter


Boba Fett's 10 Best Comic Appearances Ranked

Boba Fett is the most fearsome bounty hunter in the "Star Wars" universe. Although he has a notorious reputation, Fett doesn't see a lot of action in the original trilogy -- he might be the only bounty hunter who fulfills Darth Vader's mission in "The Empire Strikes Back," but Fett is quickly dispatched in "Return of the Jedi" when a disoriented Han Solo sets off his jetpack, sending him flying into the Sarlacc Pit.While the upcoming Disney+ series "The Book of Boba Fett" will expand on the char...
Tags: Television, Movies, Marvel, Darth Vader, Connor, Marvel Comics, Leia, Emilia Clarke, Luke Skywalker, Black Sun, Lando, Boba Fett, Juno, New Republic, Kast, Luke


The Daily Stream: Only Murders In The Building Is A Cozy Comedy With Frothy Twists And Fabulous Coats

(Welcome to The Daily Stream, an ongoing series in which the /Film team shares what they've been watching, why it's worth checking out, and where you can stream it.)The Movie: "Only Murders in the Building"Where You Can Stream It: HuluThe Pitch: Steve Martin, Martin Short, and Selena Gomez star in a comedy murder-mystery series about a group of residents of the "Arconia," a fictional luxury apartment complex in New York City, who are shaken by the suicide of one of their neighbors, Tim Kono (Jul...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, New York City, Broadway, Steve Martin, Selena Gomez, Nora Ephron, Short, Sarah Koenig, Martin Short, Disney Channel, Martin, Gomez, Mabel, Selena


The Wheel Of Time Has Already Recast A Main Role For Season 2

The first season of "The Wheel of Time" has yet to premiere, but things are already heating up for season 2 of the show. Amazon had already greenlit a second season and started production in July of this year. More than a month into shooting, however, and it looks like one of the actors from season 1 is getting replaced. The Wheel Of Time Turns... Deadline broke the news that actor Barney Harris, who played the character Mat Cauthon in season 1, will not be returning for season 2 of the Amazon s...
Tags: Amazon, Television, Movies, News, Time, Jordan, Brandon Sanderson, HARRIS, Robert Jordan, Cauthon, Amazon Other, Moiraine, Josha Stradowski, Barney Harris, Rand Al Thor, Mat Cauthon


How Star Wars: Visions Embraces And Reinvents The Franchise's Long-Held Values [Interview]

When "Star Wars: A New Hope" released in 1977, audiences were blown away by the original adventure tale. And it is original, in as much as any story idea is. But the American space opera has always had the cinema of Akira Kurosawa coursing through its veins. In crafting his epic, George Lucas leaned heavily on Kurosawa's 1958 samurai picture "The Hidden Fortress," down to mimicked lensing and particular shots. Now, decades, several sequels, three prequels, and a ton of spinoffs and merchandising...
Tags: Star Wars, Japan, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Spain, Akira Kurosawa, Lucasfilm, George Lucas, James, Kurosawa, George, Waugh, Kanako, James Waugh


Comic Book Legend Harley Quinn Was Inspired By A Dream – In A Soap Opera

Margot Robbie has now portrayed beloved comic book character Harley Quinn in DC films like "Suicide Squad," "Birds of Prey," and "The Suicide Squad," and she is so fond of playing the role that we probably haven't seen the last of the Oscar-nominated actress in the part. You may have seen all of those films, but do you know the story of how "Batman: The Animated Series" writer Paul Dini cooked up the idea for Harley Quinn in the first place? Settle in, puddin', and I'll regale you with the bizar...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn, Batman, Margot Robbie, Harley, Don, Sorkin, Dini, Ghul, Harleen Quinzel, Paul Dini, Arleen Sorkin, Renee Montoya Rosie Perez


Will There Be A Ratched Season 2? Here's What We Know

(Welcome to Will There Be Another Season?, a series where we answer that question and explore what comes next.)"Ratched" was released by Netflix in the fall of 2020. Many of us were still stuck inside looking for stuff to binge and Ryan Murphy came to the rescue. Here we are, one year later, and there is no second season. So, that poses the question, are we still getting "Ratched" season 2? Good news for fans, the answer is yes. Or at least last we heard. We're here to give you all of the pertin...
Tags: Television, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Netflix, The Wrap, Ryan Murphy, Sarah Paulson, Northern California, Ryan, Mildred, Paulson, Gwendolyn, Ratched, Mildred Ratched, America Horror Story


12 Shows Like Ted Lasso You'll Definitely Want To Watch

"Believe." That's the core tenet of "Ted Lasso," the instruction that informs both its titular character and the team who writes him into existence. If Ted Lasso believes, so too will his audience. Maybe they'll believe in themselves. Maybe they'll come to believe that football is life (and also death), or that deep grief can be lived with. Belief is what made "Ted Lasso" a word-of-mouth hit, and belief is, ironically, why the discourse turned against it -- because, if you haven't heard, despite...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Television, Movies, Nbc, Abc, Aaron Sorkin, Nigeria, Amc, Disney, Earth, Netflix, Canada, Dubai, Philadelphia, Roy


Family Guy Spreads COVID-19 Vaccine Awareness In A New PSA

Conventional methods of convincing people to get a life-saving vaccine during a deadly pandemic that has completely upturned the lives of the global population just aren't cutting it anymore, and it's high time that we take more drastic measures. Inspirational commercials from past presidents are no match for the rampant misinformation flooding social media channels, but an unlikely hero has emerged from the shadows to try and make a difference.Seth MacFarlane and the producers of "Family Guy" r...
Tags: Facebook, Television, Movies, News, Disney, Fox, Psa, Brian, Seth Macfarlane, Griffin, Peter, Frizzle, Hartman, Ad Council, Stewie, Lisa Sherman


You Don't Have To Be An Anime Fan To Enjoy Star Wars: Visions

This week brings "Star Wars: Visions" to Disney+, taking the sci-fi saga in a completely new direction with a series of standalone stories presented in the style of Japanese anime. While the mere concept might immediately turn off those who couldn't care less about anime, as both a longtime "Star Wars" fan and someone who doesn't have a great appreciation for this particular animation style, I can tell you that "Star Wars: Visions" is still worth watching for the masterful visuals, the wild twis...
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Star Wars: Visions Review: A Refreshing And Gorgeous Spin On A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Westerners love to take on Asian properties and regurgitate them (which often means dumbing down) for American crowds, but "Star Wars: Visions" innately understands the Kurosawa influence on George Lucas and the stories he tells. So this collection of anime shorts set in the "Star Wars" universe is more of a return to roots than a regurgitation. Exclusive to Disney+, "Star Wars: Visions" unrolls over nine standalone episodes. The anthology is produced by Lucasfilm Animation and joins hands with ...
Tags: Reviews, Television, Movies, Disney, Ocho, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, Laura Dern, Twins, George Lucas, Keanu Reeves, Boba Fett, Kurosawa, Imperial, BNA, Mos Eisley


Attack On Titan: Final Season Part 2: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)With the popular manga series coming to a somewhat divisive end earlier in 2021, all eyes now look to the anime adaptation of "Attack on Titan" and its upcoming final season. At this point, it's safe to say that there's no fence-sitting when it comes to opinions on how the story should come to an end. Newcomers are encouraged to ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Eren, MAPPA, Yui Ishikawa, Hiroyuki Sawano, Tetsuro Araki, Yuichiro Hayashi, Yasuko Kobayashi, Trina Nishimura, Takehito Koyasu, Eren Yeager, Masafumi Mima, Kohta Yamamoto, Jason Liebrecht, Jun Shishido


The Problem With Jon Stewart Trailer: Jon Stewart Is Back On TV, Baby

Jon Stewart is back, but with a new beard and, quite possibly, a worst world to dissect. Six years ago the famed comedian left his post at "The Daily Show" — impeccable timing on his part, given the painful lows of 2016. Sans some occasional guest appearances on "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" and the Trevor Noah-hosted "Daily Show," Stewart spent years avoiding the spotlight. But turns out he couldn't stay away for very long. Jon Stewart now returns as the creator and host of "The Problem ...
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, News, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, America, Trailers, Jon Stewart, Trevor Noah, Stewart, Stewarts


Hit-Monkey Season 1 Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)Hulu isn't done with Marvel animation just yet. Following the release of the acclaimed "M.O.D.O.K." the streaming service is bringing us "Hit-Monkey" later this year. The animated series will bring the relatively obscure and unique character from the Marvel Comics universe to life. And we're here to give you all of the essential ...
Tags: Television, Movies, Tokyo, Hulu, Marvel Studios, Howard, Josh Gordon, George Takei, Marcus Rosentrater, ITO, Daniel Way, Dalibor Talajic, Neal Holman, Keith Foglesong Matt Thompson, Rob Turbovsky Duffy Boudreau Mollie Brock, Shinji Jason Sudeikis Ted Lasso


Sopranos Creator David Chase Reveals Why He Picked *That* Song For *That* Scene

"Made in America," the series finale of "The Sopranos," delivered one of the more divisive yet memorable endings in the Golden Age of TV. Series creator David Chase recently appeared on the "WTF with Marc Maron" podcast (via THR) to promote his "Sopranos" movie prequel, "The Many Saints of Newark." Discussion came around to "The Sopranos" ending scene, and Chase finally revealed why he chose the song, "Don't Stop Believin'," by the band Journey, for that scene.Here's what Chase said:"I didn't kn...
Tags: Wtf, Television, Movies, News, America, Chase, David Chase, Newark, Al Green, Jesus Christ, Don, Tony, Tony Soprano, Marc Maron, Michael Corleone, Edie Falco


Foundation Featurette Ponders How The Hell You Even Adapt Those Books

When "Foundation" hits Apple TV+ on September 24, it will be the first screen adaptation of Isaac Asimov's Hugo Award-winning book series. Like Frank Herbert's "Dune," which "Foundation" influenced and which is now a major motion picture from Warner Bros., Asimov's novels were once considered unfilmable. A new featurette for "Foundation" has the show's co-creator, David S. Goyer, talking up the books as "the greatest science fiction work of all time" and explaining his approach to adapting them....
Tags: Apple, Television, Movies, News, Apple TV, Dune, Foundation, Herbert, Isaac Asimov, Asimov, David S Goyer, Goyer, Ted Lasso, Jared Harris Lee Pace, Galactic Empire Foundation, Hari Seldon Jared Harris Will


Last Of Us Video Game Director Will Helm An Episode Of The HBO Series

Production on "The Last of Us" HBO series is well underway in Canada at this very moment, which means with every passing day/week/month we're gonna get more and more tidbits of information. Today we found out about a biggie: the video game's director, Neil Druckmann, will be directing an episode of the series.Now, we knew Druckmann was heavily involved with the show, which is being spearheaded by "Chernobyl" showrunner and cranky "Scriptnotes" co-host Craig Mazin. But thanks to a , we now know ...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Canada, Joel, Tommy, Ellie, Marlene, Pedro Pascal, Craig Mazin, Mazin, Neil Druckmann, Druckmann, Merle Dandridge, Ali Abbasi Border


Tom Hanks And Laura Dern Will Invite You Into The New Academy Museum In TV Special

After many years of hype, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures is just about to open in Los Angeles. To celebrate, ABC will be running a special that takes us inside the museum and give us an up-close look at props, costumes, and other historical cinematic artifacts, and our tour guides will be pretty spectacular, too. Tom Hanks and Laura Dern (who also happen to be on the Academy's board of directors) will host the special and they won't be alone. A Star-Studded Supporting Cast Basking in the ...
Tags: Hollywood, Television, Movies, News, Abc, La, Los Angeles, Tom Hanks, Laura Dern, Academy, Hayao Miyazaki, Northwest, Diane Warren, Bruce, Planet Hollywood, Hanks


Blue Period Season 1: Release Date, Cast, And More

(Welcome to ...And More, our no-frills, zero B.S. guide to when and where you can watch upcoming movies and shows, and everything else you could possibly stand to know.)The only thing better than a coming-of-age story is one that involves a deep dive into the art world. The upcoming Netflix anime series "Blue Period" sees a high school student delving into the wonderful world of painting, and finding himself along the way. If any of that happens to pique your interest, keep reading to learn more...
Tags: Television, Movies, Netflix, Magic, Yamaguchi, Makoto Shinkai, Koji Masunari, Netflix Japan, Daiki Yamashita, Reiko Yoshida, Netflix Blue Period, Tsubasa Yamaguchi, Blue Period, Yatora Yaguchi, Yatora, Hiromu Mineta Star Wars



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