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Jigsaw Is A New Netflix Crime Series Where 'Viewers Are In Control'

Netflix is taking another shot at "choose-your-own-adventure" style storytelling with "Jigsaw," a heist drama starring Giancarlo Esposito ("Breaking Bad," "Better Call Saul") that promises to be "unlike any series you've seen before." The streaming service tested the waters with its 2018 interactive film "Black Mirror: Bandersnatch," which allowed viewers to make decisions in the story by selecting different on-screen options. Now, Netflix is trying something even more ambitious with the upcomin...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Fbi, Netflix, Manhattan, Bob, Vega, Judy, Gabrielle, Noor, Kendall, Saul, Courtney, Giancarlo Esposito, New York Read


Muppets Haunted Mansion Special Will Feature An Appearance By The Late Ed Asner

Celebrity deaths are one of those inevitable facts of life that I nonetheless take extremely personally, particularly whenever someone I have personal attachments to is involved. It's only natural! Even without the looming specter of delays caused by the pandemic, the nature of this business means that it's not unusual for an actor or entertainer's last work to release well after their actual deaths. This can be deeply bittersweet, reminding us of what we've lost while simultaneously giving us a...
Tags: Movies, News, Tim Curry, Disney, Muppets, Michael Caine, Pixar, Mary Tyler Moore, Lou Grant, Jim Henson, Asner, Ed Asner, Carl Fredricksen, SlashFilm, Muppet Treasure Island, Muppets Haunted Mansion


Lucasfilm's Obi-Wan Show Will Feature F9 Star Sung Kang Wielding A Lightsaber

To the surprise of nobody, Disney and Lucasfilm are keeping very quiet about the upcoming "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series. Ewan McGregor had to lie about it for years. They're not going to tell us anything. So, we're left to extrapolate what we can when some poor actors try to say nothing, while saying something, during press junkets. Luckily, Sung Kang recently spilled some tea during an interview. And it's substantial! Relatively speaking. His character, who does not yet have a name, is going to have ...
Tags: Hayden Christensen, Movies, News, Disney, Darth Vader, Lucasfilm, Ewan McGregor, Luke Skywalker, Anakin Skywalker, Jedi, Han, K Mart, Obi Wan Kenobi, Kang, Sung Kang, SlashFilm


Daily Podcast: The Best Films Of The 2021 Toronto International Film Festival

On the September 15, 2021 episode of /Film Daily, /Film senior writer Ben Pearson is joined by senior writer and chief film critic Chris Evangelista to talk about the best movies Chris saw at the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival.Opening Banter:In The News:Chris's favorite films of the festivalThe Power of the DogSpencerThe HumansThe RescueDuneAlso mentioned:All the other stuff you need to know:You can find more about all the stories we mentioned on today's show at slashfilm.com, and link...
Tags: Podcast, Movies, News, Chris, Ben Pearson, SlashFilm, Chris Evangelista, Sam Hume


Three Jackass Stunts Were Too Dangerous To Actually Make It Into The Movies

The "Jackass" crew have put themselves through all kinds of cartoonish violence in the name of entertainment, but it turns out there were some stunts that went too far even for these gnarly dudes. While playing "Truth or Dab" with "Hot Ones" host Shaun Evans to promote the upcoming "Jackass Forever", Steve-O and Jason "Wee Man"Acuña recently shared the three bits that were deemed too violent to make it into the "Jackass" movies.  Too Hot For Jackass? On "Truth or Dab", contestants usually either...
Tags: Movies, News, Evans, Smith, Knoxville, Wesson, Pugh, Steve O, Johnny Knoxville, SlashFilm, Shaun Evans, Jason Wee Man Acuña, Evans Wee Man, Manny Pugh


Dune Is Off To The Races At The Box Office, Let's Set Some Expectations

A certain section of film folks have been looking forward to one movie above all others over the last couple of years, and that movie is "Dune." It has so much going for it: beloved source material, Denis Villeneuve ("Sicario," "Prisoners") in the director's chair, and a stacked A-list cast. Now, after a long wait, "Dune" is finally making its way into theaters overseas this weekend, which means it's off to the races at the box office.The box office tally for every theatrically-released movie is...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, China, Disney, Spain, Warner Bros, Ridley Scott, Middle Earth, Dune, Frank Herbert, Villeneuve, Denis Villeneuve, SlashFilm, Warner Bros Wants, HBO Max


Threshold Clip Takes You On A Foreboding Road Trip [Exclusive]

You might know Arrow Video as the purveyor of many fine classic genre movies like "Hellraiser," "Tremors," many giallos and Spaghetti Westerns, or even their recent stunning 4K reissue of David Lynch's "Dune." But the Blu-ray label also takes chances on standout indie efforts, such as their recent deluxe home video release of the mystery thriller "Threshold" from co-directors Powell Robinson and Patrick Robert Young ("Bastard"). Now Arrow has provided us with an exclusive clip from the film, whi...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, News, Virginia, Leo, David Lynch, Cool Stuff, Blu Ray, Ben Wheatley, Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead, SlashFilm, Powell Robinson, Lauren Bates, Madison West, Joey Millin


Jeopardy! Legend Ken Jennings Will Help Host The Show While They Figure This Whole Mess Out

To paraphrase a certain Mad Titan: all that unnecessary drama, all that controversy, and where did it that bring you? Back to the guy everyone assumed would get the "Jeopardy!" hosting gig in the first place, apparently. At this point, the story of the behind-the-scenes headaches that have plagued the long-running and widely-loved game show since the passing of Alex Trebek have cast an inescapable shadow over the actual show itself. While the hunt for a permanent, full-time host is still ongoing...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Sony, Alex Trebek, Jennings, Richards, Mike Richards, Mayim Bialik, Ken Jennings, Bialik, LeVar Burton, John Roderick, SlashFilm, Alek Trebek


The Batman TV Spot Teases The New Reboot, New Full Trailer Coming Next Month

We have been waiting for "The Batman" for a long time. Even after director Matt Reeves took over for Ben Affleck, and once Robert Pattinson became our new Bruce Wayne, it took a bit. But the DC Comics adaptation is finally coming out early next year and the hype train is about to leave the station, as evidenced by this new TV spot which, fun fact, contains 0 percent new footage. That being said, its primary importance is hyping up the brand new, full-length trailer that is just around the corner...
Tags: Movies, News, Ben Affleck, Robert Pattinson, Andy Serkis, Penguin, Gotham City, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, Zoe Kravitz, Matt Reeves, SlashFilm, Jayme Lawson, Catwoman Paul Dano


Possession Trailer: This Gonzo Horror Classic Is In 4K Now

"Possession," Andrzej Żuławski's nightmarish classic about the least-chill divorce in movie history, is getting a new 4K restoration - and there's a trailer to prove it. Starring Isabelle Adjani and Sam Neill, "Possession" was released in 1981 – and it was not a hit, at all. However, over the years, a steady cult following has grown up around the movie. This new 4K restoration comes from Metrograph Pictures, and will make its U.S. Premiere at Fantastic Fest in Austin, its West Coast Premiere at ...
Tags: Europe, Movies, News, Los Angeles, Austin, United States, Trailers, Anna, Cannes, Mark, West Berlin, Sam Neill, Isabelle Adjani, Andrzej Żuławski, Metrograph, Amy Seimetz


Love Life Season 2 Teaser: It's William Jackson Harper's Turn To Find Love In HBO Max Series

Looks like HBO Max is on a mission to help the world process their romantic trauma, because season 2 of their rom-com anthology "Love Life" is full speed ahead. The streamer just released our first look at the new season, which sees season 1 star Anna Kendrick passing the torch to William Jackson Harper. Just as charming as ever, Harper introduces Marcus, the show's latest lovelorn lead.Check out the first teaser for "Love Life" below! Love Life Season 2 Teaser "Love Life" was first described ...
Tags: Hbo, New York, Television, Movies, News, Nbc, Anna Kendrick, Trailers, Kristen Bell, Harper, Chris, Marcus, Lionsgate Television, Darby, SlashFilm, Nick Thune


Beyond Fest 2021 Line-Up Revealed: Halloween Kills, The Black Phone, Michael Mann In Person, And More

Beyond Fest, one of the best and most fun genre festivals in the United States, has announced its full lineup for the 2021 iteration of the festival, and it is packed with tons of great stuff. In addition to the U.S. premiere of "Halloween Kills" with director David Gordon Green and producer Jason Blum in person, the fest will be featuring a 50th anniversary screening of "A Clockwork Orange," repertory screenings of "Collateral" and "Thief" with director Michael Mann in person, the West Coast pr...
Tags: Usa, Hollywood, Movies, News, France, Los Angeles, Senegal, Thailand, United States, Italy, Arnold Schwarzenegger, West Coast, Jason Blum, Michael Mann, PAUL, Los Feliz


The Eyes Of Tammy Faye Director Michael Showalter On Making A 'Religious Boogie Nights' [Interview]

"The Eyes of Tammy Faye" arrives in theaters this weekend to tell the story of pioneering televangelists Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, played by Andrew Garfield and Jessica Chastain. The couple shared a meteoric rise to fame and fortune, but it all came crumbling down when they became embroiled in romantic and financial scandals that broke the purity and sanctity of their religious brand. We spoke with director Michael Showalter about the film, which tells the dramatic tale with a little bit of sat...
Tags: Jessica Chastain, Movies, News, California, Nashville, Fox News, God, Tammy, Andrew Garfield, Anderson, Sanders, Robert Altman, Wolf, Jessica, Jim, Doris


Dune Director Denis Villeneuve Is Not A Fan Of Marvel Movies, Sorry

You know what I was just thinking the other day? "It's been far too long since the last time a prominent filmmaker was randomly asked about their opinions about Marvel and sparked another week of relentless social media chicanery." True story, I swear! "Dune" director Denis Villeneuve must have picked up on the vibes I was sending out into the ether (I'll try to do better to control this superpower of mine from now on, don't worry), as he has become the latest in a long line of industry figures ...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Josh Brolin, Warner Bros, Oscar Isaac, Neill Blomkamp, Zendaya, MJ, Villeneuve, Kevin Feige, El Mundo, Denis Villeneuve, MCU, SlashFilm, HBO Max


Nicolas Cage Says He'll Never Retire, And There Was Much Rejoicing

If you're having a bad day, dearest movie lover, fear not, as we have some good news for you. If you are having a good day, we are happy to make it all the brighter. Nicolas Cage has declared that he is never going to retire from acting. Let us all rejoice.Cage is currently promoting his new movie "Prisoners of Ghostland," which is said to be wild as hell. During a chat with Entertainment Weekly, he was discussing the difficulties of finding interesting projects as one gets older, and said that ...
Tags: Movies, News, Las Vegas, Nicolas Cage, Cage, Mandy, Jerry Lewis, Bogart, Grand Isle, Cagney, SlashFilm, Ghostland, Nicolas Cage MemesThe


How Angelina Jolie & A Laser Pen Helped Lauren Ridloff Shoot Eternals

In "Eternals," Lauren Ridloff plays Makkari, the first deaf superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. You may also know Ridloff's face from her role as Connie in "The Walking Dead." She's a Tony-nominated actress, having starred on Broadway in "Children of a Lesser God," and now she's on a first-name basis with Angelina Jolie (she calls her "Angie").Makkari is known as the fastest Eternal, and in the movie she'll be part of an ensemble of characters played by the likes of Salma Hayek, Richard ...
Tags: Amazon, Hollywood, Movies, News, New York Times, Broadway, Angelina Jolie, Emily Blunt, Tony, Jolie, Angie, ASL, MCU, ASL American Sign Language, Marlee Matlin, SlashFilm


Finch Poster Shows Off Post-Apocalyptic Tom Hanks, His Robot, And His Dog

I know of only two constants that keep me grounded amid this chaotic and unpredictable world: Zendaya is Meechee, and Tom Hanks is Finch. That latter point is what's relevant here, as Amblin Entertainment and Apple TV+ have revealed the first official poster for the post-apocalyptic movie that's fittingly titled -- you guessed it -- "Finch." Tom Hanks, of course, portrays the eponymous Finch in another film where he has to share the screen with the absolute minimum number of other human beings. ...
Tags: Apple, Movies, News, Tom Hanks, Jones, Wilson, Jeff, Finch, Goodyear, Hanks, Caleb Landry Jones, SlashFilm, Ivor Powell, Miguel Sapochnik True Detective Altered Carbon, Craig Luck Finch, Tom Hanks His Robot


New Batgirl Actress Leslie Grace Says Being Cast 'Actually Broke' Her Brain

"In The Heights" breakout star Leslie Grace is our new Batgirl — and the story of how she was given the part is enough to make someone think fairy tales are real and all dreams come true.The Bronx native revealed to Variety that she got on a last-minute Zoom call with the HBO Max film's creative team for a final casting test, which turned into a sweet moment where the filmmakers asked her to read an email from them out loud."I open it and it says, 'I'm Batgirl'... and my brain broke," the singer...
Tags: Movies, News, Batgirl, Bronx, Variety, Leslie, Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, SlashFilm, Christina Hodson, Leslie Grace, HBO Max, Barbara Gordon That, Batichica


The Mandalorian Star Katee Sackhoff Teases Season 3's 'Unfinished Business' [Exclusive]

The rumor mill pegs filming on Lucasfilm's hotly-anticipated "The Mandalorian" season 3 beginning as early as next week in Manhattan Beach Studios and continuing through March. With production ramping up, the intense speculation can begin... Will we see Grogu and Luke Skywalker training? How will it tie into the spin-off series "The Book of Boba Fett" that just completed shooting? But the biggest question has to be the "unfinished business" between title hero Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Katee ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Disney, Dave, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, George Romero, Luke Skywalker, Rosario, Bo, Dawson, Living Dead, Manhattan Beach Studios, Dave Filoni, SlashFilm


Warriors! Come Out To Play ... This New The Warriors Board Game

How has it taken this long to get a "The Warriors" board game? I know Walter Hill's 1979 action movie is a bit of a cult title and doesn't carry the cache of something like "The Thing" or "The Shining," which have previously gotten the tabletop treatment, but still! The whole set-up for the movie is essentially a board game itself.One group of hoodlums has to traverse the boroughs of New York and each area has a unique hostile gang wanting to kill them. The film starred Michael Beck, James Remar...
Tags: New York, Movies, News, House, Cool Stuff, Warriors, Coney Island, Hill, Walter Hill, Carmen Sandiego, SlashFilm, Warriors Board Game, Michael Beck James Remar David Patrick Kelly, Lynne Thigpen, Prospero Hall


Sex Education Season 3 Final Trailer: Time To Talk About The Voicemail

The long wait for "Sex Education" is finally (very nearly) over! Just one more sleep until the new season premieres on Netflix and we finally get some answers about the major cliffhanger that closed out season 2. And clearly the powers that be know exactly what's on our mind, because the latest trailer finally addresses the big question: will Maeve (Emma Mackey) ever find out about Otis' (Asa Butterfield) voicemail?Here's the final trailer for season 3 of "Sex Education." Sex Education Season 3 ...
Tags: Hope, Television, Movies, News, Netflix, Trailers, Jackson, Aimee, Eric, Adam, Otis, Jean, Maeve, SlashFilm, Jemima Kirk, Moordale


Michael Mann's Tokyo Vice Adds Japanese Stars To Ansel Elgort-Led HBO Max Series

It's been six years since filmmaker Michael Mann last directed a feature film with 2015's "Blackhat," though it somehow feels even longer than that. In the meantime, before that streak is officially broken on the big screen, we've known that Mann will be turning to streaming to direct the first episode of "Tokyo Vice." That HBO Max series is adding to its ensemble cast, with reports indicating several Japanese stars are joining the production that already includes Ansel Elgort, Ken Watanabe, and...
Tags: Japan, Hbo, Movies, Ansel Elgort, News, Trailers, Tokyo, Duke, Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann, Jake, Baku, Mann, Yamashita, Sato, Miyamoto


Netflix Movie From Mr. Robot Creator Will Star Mahershala Ali And Julia Roberts

According to Deadline, Mahershala Ali is on board for a highly anticipated Netflix thriller titled "Leave the World Behind." The Oscar winner will join forces with fellow Academy Award winner Julia Roberts to bring author Rumaan Alam's novel of the same name to the screen. "Mr. Robot" creator Sam Esmail will serve as both writer and director of the film adaptation. Previously, it was reported that Denzel Washington was going to play the lead opposite Roberts. However, Ali has usurped the role mo...
Tags: Movies, News, Mahershala Ali, America, Barack Obama, Julia Roberts, Karen, Netflix, Elle, Ali, Denzel Washington, Roberts, Erin Brockovich, Sam Esmail, Alam, Esmail


Batman Unburied Audio Drama Casts Daily Show Star Hasan Minhaj As The Riddler

Riddle me this: who's playing the Riddler? Well, it depends on which of the many upcoming Batman projects you're talking about. Since the headline above already gives away the answer to this particular riddle, however, we'll go ahead and do away with any quizzing pretense and just say that Hasan Minhaj has been cast as the voice of the Riddler in "Batman Unburied."The news comes our way via The Hollywood Reporter that Minhaj, the star of Netflix's "Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj" and a former cor...
Tags: Spotify, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, News, Gotham, Netflix, Bruce Wayne, Batman, Warner Bros, DC Entertainment, Jeffrey Wright, Cool Stuff, Paul Dano, Hunter, Thomas


Take A Tour Of The Ghostbusters: Afterlife Set With Adam Savage

Have you heard of Adam Savage's "Tested" channel on YouTube? The one where he crafts One Day Builds of replica spacesuits and Lego automatas? Or where he tells stories of his early days building props at Industrial Light & Magic? If not, you're missing out on some geeky goodness -- the kind that encourages creativity and ingenuity mixed with your favorite art!A member of the Ghostbusters set decor team gave the former "Mythbusters" host a tour of their interior set (whose exterior set was also u...
Tags: Movies, News, Alex Smith, Jason, Adam Savage, Adam, Harold Ramis, Egon, Reitman, Ivan Reitman, SlashFilm, ECTO, Aykroyd, Annie Potts, Janine Melnitz, Tinseltown Savage


Sandman Netflix Series Will Bend Genres, Just Like The Original Comic

Neil Gaiman's comic series "The Sandman" is a sprawling epic that combines multiple genres to tell its near-mythical story. The series' many arcs fluctuate between fantasy, drama, horror, and more, all to tell the story of seven beings known as The Endless. In an interview with Collider, executive producer David S. Goyer shared that the series will be a "faithful adaptation" of author Neil Gaiman's source material, and will be just as genre-bending as the comics.  Hell Is A 24 Hour Diner In the ...
Tags: Television, Movies, News, Neil Gaiman, Netflix, House, Patton Oswalt, Sandman, Foundation, Gaiman, Asimov, David S Goyer, Goyer, SlashFilm, Kirby Howell Baptiste, Matthew the Raven


Michael Jackson Could've Starred In Labyrinth Instead Of David Bowie

Imagine it's the mid-1980s and you're director and puppeteer extraordinaire, Jim Henson, casting the Goblin King for your movie, "Labyrinth." Which music superstar would you go with: David Bowie, Michael Jackson, or Sting?Henson, the co-creator of "The Muppets with his wife, Jane, ultimately went with Bowie. However, there's a world in which Jackson, the onetime King of Pop, could have played the Goblin King in "Labyrinth.""Labyrinth" turned 35 this year, and though Henson himself passed away in...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, News, Disney, David, David Bowie, Jackson, Michael Jackson, Epcot, Michael, Bowie, Francis Ford Coppola, Jane, Jim Henson, Henson, Goblin King


Seinfeld Cable Home Will Be Comedy Central, Which Wins Exclusive Syndication Rights

The show about nothing will not be nowhere. Let's not get hung up on double negatives, though that does sound like something the characters on "Seinfeld" might do in the booth at their favorite coffee shop. For years, TBS was the home for "Seinfeld" reruns on television, but all of that is about to change as the show moves to Comedy Central in October.Deadline reports that Comedy Central will be the new exclusive TV outlet for "Seinfeld," starting October 9, "with a countdown of the top favorite...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, News, Nbc, Comedy Central, New York City, Netflix, Jerry Seinfeld, Tbs, Hulu, Seinfeld, Larry David, Tom, Jerry, Julia Louis Dreyfus


Disneyland Ride Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin Is Getting An Overhaul

The last few years for the Disney theme parks have been full of change, which is to be expected and embraced. Some of those changes have focused on updating current attractions to become more culturally relevant. In some cases, as with Pirates of the Caribbean, it means revising show scenes to eliminate unpleasant stereotypes. In others, as with the forthcoming update to Splash Mountain, it means updating a ride from stem to stern. Now, another ride is getting an update, in the former style: Rog...
Tags: Movies, News, Disney, Peter Pan, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, Caribbean, Walt Disney, Cool Stuff, Jessica, Orange County Register, Minnie, Mickey, Roger, Walt, ToonTown


7 Prisoners Trailer: A Harrowing Look At Human Trafficking

Streaming services are always looking for fresh content, and thankfully that means they help finance and distribute foreign and low-budget movies that otherwise might not have reached wide audiences. Streaming giant Netflix has released a number of international films, including Alfonso Cuarón's Oscar-winning "Roma," and now they're adding another potential awards darling to their service. Netflix has released the trailer for "7 Prisoners," a Brazilian film about a young man who tries to get wor...
Tags: Movies, News, Netflix, Alfonso Cuarón, Trailers, Roma, Socrates, Sao Paolo, Ramin Bahrani, Santoro, Mateus, SlashFilm, Alexandre Moratto, Mateus Christian Malheiros, Luca Rodrigo Santoro, Fernando Merielles



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