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    news ‘Super Mario Bros’ Trailer: Chris Pratt Voices Nintendo Favorite in Video-Game Movie

    It’s Chris Pratt, Mario! The first look at Nintendo, Universal, and Illumination’s animated feature film “The Super Mario Bros. Movie” stars Pratt as the viral video-game lead Mario. The teaser debuted at New York Comic Con. Pratt lends his voice to the Italian cartoon character, alongside...
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    news ‘Luckiest Girl Alive’ Review: Mila Kunis Leads Shaky Assault Survivor Story

    The irony of “Luckiest Girl Alive” isn’t just reserved for the title: Isn’t it ironic how those who brutalize others are the ones who never seem to feel pain? In the vein of viral ’90s-set series “Yellowjackets” and “Cruel Summer,” “Luckiest Girl Alive” relies on flashbacks to frame the...
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    news Luca Guadagnino Recut ‘A Bigger Splash’ After Lifetime Achievement Award Existential Crisis

    Luca Guadagnino was inspired to dive back into “A Bigger Splash” after a lifetime achievement award put his career in perspective. Guadagnino’s 2015 psychological drama starring Tilda Swinton as a rock star whose ex (Ralph Fiennes) and his seductive daughter (Dakota Johnson) interrupt her...
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    news ‘A Friend of the Family’ Deconstructs a Sensational True Story to Make It Even More Unsettling

    This opening is usually where a disclaimer goes. For a series like “A Friend of the Family,” one that dramatizes the events behind a story that came to public attention through an acclaimed (or at least widely-seen) documentary, it’s almost second nature now to start off any discussion with a...
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    news David Gordon Green Defends ‘Halloween Kills’ Ending: ‘Unresolved Chaos’ Is ‘Part of the Fun’

    [Editor’s Note: The following story contains spoilers for “Halloween Kills.”] David Gordon Green is carving out a new path with his “Halloween” revival trilogy. Following the backlash to sequel installment “Halloween Kills,” the co-writer/director now says that the feature was “100 percent”...
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    news For the Best Horror TV Right Now, Look Beyond the Stories Told in English

    It’s long been likely — and in the past year closer to an almost certainty — that Netflix’s true TV strength lies in its international series. Aside from the rare organic word-of-mouth runaway sensation, these shows rarely get the publicity or attention that their star-studded...
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    news Kid Cudi and Kenya Barris Are Already Eyeing an ‘Entergalactic’ Season 2

    Although they’ve both embraced the medium tenfold, “Entergalactic” creators Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi and Kenya Barris did not originally envision their TV event being animated. “We got convinced by some Netflix execs, Mike Moon, Elizabeth Porter, maybe this is something for animation,” Barris...
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    news Kristen Stewart Gets Whiplash in Chanel’s Déjà Vu Ode to the French New Wave

    Academy Award nominee Kristen Stewart stuns in the latest brand video for Chanel. The “Spencer” and “Crimes of the Future” actress discusses the importance of déjà vu while sporting the latest Spring/Summer 2023 Ready to Wear Chanel collection in the black-and-white vignette, directed by...
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    news Billy Eichner’s ‘Bros’ Almost Included a $30,000 ‘Butt Rig’ Sex Toy for Cut Rim Job Scene

    Sure, Harry Styles may know that queer sex is “tender” but Billy Eichner’s “Bros” didn’t want to hold back on the hilarity of sex toys. Billy Eichner’s “Bros” made history as the first big-budget gay rom-com studio film with an entirely queer cast, and of course the gay sex scene had to be...
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    news ‘Dahmer’ Gets Monstrous 300 Million Hours Viewed in First Full Week of Availability

    Netflix’s “Dahmer – Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story” earned a whopping 299.84 million hours viewed in its first full week of availability. That performance makes the limited series the second most-watched English-language series in one week’s time behind “Stranger Things 4,” which technically...
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    news ‘Frasier’ Revival with Kelsey Grammer Greenlit at Paramount+

    Get ready for tossed salads and scrambled eggs once more: “Frasier” is back! Four-time Emmy winner Kelsey Grammer is set to reprise his iconic role of radio psychotherapist Dr. Frasier Crane for a “Frasier” revival series at Paramount+. The long-awaited reboot has been in the works since 2018...
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    news ‘Barbarian’ Director Almost Couldn’t Get #MeToo Horror Movie Made: ‘Nobody Wants to Follow a Rapist’

    “Barbarian” writer/director Zach Cregger made the movie that no one thought was possible. The film follows Tess (Georgina Campbell), a woman who is uneasily staying with a stranger (Bill Skarsgård) in a double-booked Airbnb owned by a former actor facing a #MeToo scandal (Justin Long). And...
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    news What Killed ‘Blonde’ at Netflix? The Gerard Butler Did It

    Few Netflix originals have received as much advance press and social media attention than Andrew Dominik’s “Blonde,” his adaptation of Joyce Carol Oates’ novel about Marilyn Monroe starring Ana de Armas. It would have been surprising had it not immediately risen to #1 on the streamer’s top 10...
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    news Janelle Monáe and Jonathan Majors Set to Receive Savannah Film Fest Honors

    The Savannah College of Art and Design celebrates 25 years with the 25th annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, taking place in person October 22–29, 2022. The largest university-run film festival in the U.S., this eight-day celebration honors both professional and student filmmakers and welcomes...
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    news End of an Era: The Highs and Lows of The CW

    If Jared Pedalecki and Jensen Ackles were the heartthrobs of The CW, Mark Pedowitz was its heartbeat. When Nexstar announced its completed acquisition of (75 percent of) The CW on Monday, it installed board member Dennis Miller, a venture capitalist with executive stints at Sony, Lionsgate, and...
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    news ‘Emancipation’ Doesn’t Need a Will Smith Comeback To Get a Best Picture Nomination

    Although Will Smith is banned from going to the 2023 Oscars, his new Apple Original Film “Emancipation” hopes to be in attendance. This past weekend, the streaming service made it official that the triumphant story directed by Antoine Fuqua, about an enslaved person traversing Civil War-era...
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    news Noah Baumbach Still Wants to Make a Musical

    With its rumored nine figure budget and apocalyptic source material, Noah Baumbach’s “White Noise” marks a bit of a departure from the director’s previous sensibilities. But after successfully adapting Don DeLillo’s unfilmable novel, Baumbach is already thinking about his next challenge...
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    news How Bear McCreary’s Music Fills Middle Earth and Still Leaves More to Discover

    No matter how zoomed-out the view, you can only fit so many mountain ranges, so many massive armies, and so many dirty hobbit fingernails into a single frame. In Middle Earth, it’s the musical score that can always go further, capturing emotion, character turmoil, and the awe and wonder of...
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    news ‘Smile’ Grosses $22 Million, ‘Bros’ Must Make Do with $4.8 Million

    “Smile” (Paramount), an original horror title costing a reported $17 million, was the least-heralded wide studio release since Labor Day. “Don’t Worry Darling” (Warner Bros. Discovery), “The Woman King” (Disney), “Pearl” (A24), “Bros” (Universal), and the re-release of “Avatar” (Disney) each...
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    news Danielle Deadwyler in ‘Till’ Joins the Mountain of 2023 Best Actress Oscar Contenders

    Saturday night saw the world premiere of “Till” at the 60th New York Film Festival, with the audience filling up Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall to watch the harrowing new film from writer-director Chinonye Chukwu about Mamie Till-Mobley’s journey from grief to action in wake of her...
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