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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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    ‘Ozark’ Spoilers Review: Season 3 Delivers, From Marital Battles to a Bang-Bang Ending

    [Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “Ozark” Season 3, including the ending.] Describing a movie or TV show as a parallel to our troubled times is already a cliché, but watching “Ozark” while bunkered down does crystalize the obsession around Netflix’s distressing drama...
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    Streamers See Huge Subscriber Gains as Viewers Seek Out Indoor Entertainment

    Major streaming services are enjoying an influx of new subscribers as more film and television consumers continue looking for ways to pass the time during the current global pandemic. Forbes reports that Disney+ is reaping particularly strong gains. Signups at the House of Mouse’s popular...
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    TV Academy Compresses Emmy Schedule, Cancels FYCs, but Keeps September Ceremony Dates

    Taking advantage of the lengthy stretch of runway ahead of the Primetime Emmy Awards in September, the Television Academy has opted to revise the upcoming Emmy calendar and tweak its hanging episode rules for series and limited series. “Following discussions with key industry partners, the...
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    ‘Tigertail’ Trailer: Alan Yang’s Netflix Film Promises a Heartfelt Story of Love and Family

    Alan Yang’s directorial debut is shaping up to be a somber, albeit entirely heartfelt, story of love and family. Netflix has released the trailer for Yang’s “Tigertail,” which will premiere on the streaming service April 10. The film initially centers on a young Pin-Jui (Hong-Chi Lee), who...
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    ‘Banana Split’ Review: A Charming High School Rom-Com That Loves Friendship Most of All

    Few genres are as beholden to tropes than the romantic comedy, which has long traded in predictable patterns, both the good (meet-cutes, will-they-won’t-theys) and the very bad (pitting so-called friends against each other in service to new relationships). The path to love never did run smooth...
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    James Corden, Elton John Hosting Specials to Raise Money for Charitable Organizations

    Late night shows and concerts have been upended in recent weeks, but that isn’t stopping James Corden and Elton John from providing fans with new entertainment in these quarantined times. CBS announced that it will air a new primetime special from “Late Late Show” host Corden on Monday, March...
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    Netflix Paying Talent Guarantees During Production Shutdowns — Report

    Netflix might have been forced to halt production on virtually all of its upcoming television shows, but the ongoing pandemic isn’t stopping the company from paying cast members who have been impacted by the production shutdowns. Deadline reported that Netflix has started paying cast members on...
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    ‘Council of Dads’ Review: NBC Tries to Recreate ‘This Is Us’ Magic With Uneven Results

    When Bruce Feiler was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in his early forties, the author and television personality concocted a creative plan to ensure that his young twin daughters would grow up with all the love and wisdom he wanted to share with them, care of a “council of dads” who would...
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    ‘My Brilliant Friend’ Review: Episode 2 Queries a Woman’s Place in the Social Order

    Get married. Have a baby. Raise the children. Please the husband. Die. This is the cycle of life as laid out to the women in the world of the 1950s as depicted by “My Brilliant Friend,” and the dreary cadence against which the newly married Lila (Gaia Girace) is now rebelling. In this season...
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    Want to Learn Film in 40 Days Under Quarantine? Mark Cousins Has the Virtual Course for You

    There are worse things than being a cinephile who’s stuck in quarantine. Finally, there’s time to catch-up on those obscure Criterion Channel classics you’ve put off for years — Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s nearly-16-hour “Berlin Alexanderplatz,” anyone? — or revisit some of your old comfort...
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    ‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘What We Become’ Offers Minimal Effort for Essential Developments

    Let’s be clear: “What We Become” would be a bad episode of “The Walking Dead” even if it didn’t turn out to be the final in-series appearance of one of the show’s most enduring and beloved characters. It’s dull and lifeless, with no character development to speak of, and its centerpiece is an...
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    On This Day in 1895, the Lumière Brothers Debuted Their First Film and Changed the World

    It’s the understatement of the century to say that life for moviegoers — and everyone, really — was different in 1895. This was the year that, on March 22, 125 years ago today, Auguste and Louis Lumière debuted “Workers Leaving the Lumière Factory,” a short film widely regarded as the invention...
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    ‘The Batman’ Composer Shares Directorial Debut, a Meta Comedy With Patton Oswalt in a Godzilla Costume

    Michael Giacchino is probably best known for his movie scores, winning an Oscar in 2010 for Pixar’s “Up,” and penning the soundtracks for films from “Jojo Rabbit” to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” and “Spider-Man: Far from Home.” Most recently, he’s on deck to write the score for “The Batman,”...
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    The ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Script’s Ending Was Kept in a Safe in the Accounting Department

    Editor’s Note: Spoilers ahead for the ending of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” Quentin Tarantino’s longtime first assistant director William Paul Clark didn’t start out in the pictures — he climbed his way up the ranks after wanting to escape the hollow life of being a stockbroker. Going back...
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    Netflix Scoops Up Paramount’s ‘The Lovebirds’ After Canceled Theatrical Release

    Paramount Pictures’ romantic comedy “The Lovebirds,” which saw its SXSW premiere pulled once the Austin festival canceled the 2020 edition, and then its April 3 release date yanked entirely, has been picked up by Netflix. Starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani as a couple embroiled in a murder...
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    Check Out the New Movies Available for Digital Purchase Ahead of Schedule

    Movie theaters might be shutting down throughout the nation, but that doesn’t mean that viewers don’t have plenty of opportunities to check out recent theatrical releases from the comfort of their homes. More and more studios are bumping the digital release dates of their new films. Disney’s...
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