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    ‘Shazam!’ Director Made a Horror Movie in Quarantine — Watch

    Director David F. Sandberg, who helmed last year’s well-liked DC film “Shazam!,” is making the most of his time hunkered down at home. He’s released, via Twitter, a spooky, three-minute horror short titled “Shadowed,” starring his wife Lotta Losten, an actress and frequent collaborator. Like her...
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    series ‘The Office’ Producers Are Creating a Workplace Comedy Told Through Day-Long Zoom Meetings

    Ben Silverman and Paul Lieberstein helped set the gold standard for workplace comedies with “The Office,” and now the former executive producers are teaming up to create a “remote workplace comedy” that is directly inspired by the ongoing global health crisis. Deadline reported that the series...
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    series Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series Gets Back on Track with New Writer

    Joby Harold has reportedly been tapped to write the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi “Star Wars” series on Disney+. Variety reported that Harold will take over writing duties on the mysterious series from Hossein Amini, who exited the show in January. Sources close to production confirmed Variety’s...
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    ‘Home Before Dark’ Review: Apple TV’s Family Drama Shows Old-School Mystery Potential

    Some of our greatest detectives have been children, from Encyclopedia Brown to Nancy Drew. Okay, those ones are fictional but they no doubt set the stage for Dana Fox and Dara Resnik’s new series, “Home Before Dark.” Based on the life of real child journalist Hilde Lysiak, the new series for...
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    series ‘Ozark’: Janet McTeer on Season 3 Challenges and Protecting Helen’s Mystique to the End

    [Editor’s Note: The following interview contains spoilers for “Ozark” Season 3, including the ending.] Two major challenges loomed over Janet McTeer when approaching the third season of “Ozark.” One came with her promotion to series regular, as Helen Pierce, the Navarro drug cartel’s imposing...
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    Quibi: Watch All the Trailers From the New Streaming Service

    Quibi is coming. That’s not so much a threat — like it might sound — but instead a warning for your personal Peak TV preparation purposes. The mobile short-form streaming service backed by Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman is set to launch on April 6, with episodes of each of its series...
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    Dozens of 100-Year-Old Photos From the Making of ‘Dr. Caligari’ Go Up For Auction

    A collection of 55 still photos from the 1919-1920 production of “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” are now up for auction, courtesy of Sotheby’s. Robert Wiene’s silent horror film is widely considered the defining work of German Expressionist cinema and went on to inspire the look of such film...
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    series ‘Better Call Saul’ Review: Commitments Great and Small Anchor a Fantastic ‘JMM’

    [Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Better Call Saul” Season 5, Episode 7, “JMM.”] It was an episode title earlier in this season of “Better Call Saul,” but “The Guy for This” underlines something that’s only crystallized in the weeks since it aired. Through all the machinations...
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    Exhibitors Sweat as Audiences Warm to the Studios’ VOD Experiment

    There’s no box office to report. Instead, we’re watching theaters furlough workers as the $2 trillion federal relief package gives hope that someday they can be rehired. American studios exercised optimism as they moved theatrical release dates, while China stepped back from its own exuberance...
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    Krzysztof Penderecki Dies: Influential Composer With Music in ‘The Shining’ and ‘Twin Peaks’ Was 86

    Polish composer and conductor Krzysztof Penderecki, whose often disturbing and challenging avant-garde music has turned up in films from “The Shining” to “The Exorcist” and “Children of Men,” and as recently as the TV series “Twin Peaks: The Return,” died at his home in Krakow on Sunday, March...
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    ‘Tiger King’ Fans Go Crazy Over Connection Between Netflix Series and Britney Spears

    Britney Spears’ performance at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards is one of the most iconic moments in 21st Century pop culture. The image of Spears performing “I’m a Slave 4 U” while holding a seven-foot albino Burmese python around her neck is one of the pop singer’s most definitive looks, and it...
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    The 2019-2020 Emmy Awards Calendar Reshaped by TV Academy

    After weeks of speculation, the Television Academy has adjusted the Emmy Awards season schedule, making allowances for the unprecedented challenges that have arisen during the ongoing public health crisis, while also cleaving to the previously established calendar. Despite postponements and...
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    ‘There’s Something in the Water’ Review: Ellen Page’s Urgent Netflix Documentary Confronts Environmental Racism

    Following in the footsteps of her Marvel co-star Mark Ruffalo, actress-turned-filmmaker Ellen Page is funneling her considerable influence and resources into raising awareness around environmental justice. Last year, Ruffalo produced and starred in Todd Haynes’ under-appreciated “Dark Waters,” a...
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    As Film at Lincoln Center and More Lay Off Staff, Film Non-Profits Put Competition Aside

    This has been a tough week for many businesses, and film organizations have not been immune. Today, Film at Lincoln Center became the latest organization hit hard by the closures of recent weeks, as half of its 50-person full-time staff and all of its part-time staff was furloughed or laid off...
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    ‘Dragon’s Lair’: Ryan Reynolds in Talks to Star in Netflix’s Video Game Adaptation

    Netflix is dabbling in more video game franchises. Following the success of “The Witcher,” the streaming service is adapting the “Dragon’s Lair” video games into a live-action feature film, with Ryan Reynolds in talks to produce and star. The news marks one of the more curious video game film...
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