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Life,uh, finds a way! Big news in the world of dinosaurs tonight. Fan favorite Dr. Ian Malcolm will return. While the character was nowhere to be found in Colin Trevorrow’s “Jurassic World,” THR reports that the know-it-all mathematician and beloved character, who somehow survived both the ‘Jurassic Park” and its sequel “The Lost World,” will be heading back to the franchise. Continue reading Jeff Goldblum’s Dr. Ian Malcolm Will Return For ‘Jurassic World 2’ at The Playlist.
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To begin with, it felt easier to categorize Tom McCarthy. The actor-turned-director’s first three movies, “The Station Agent,” “The Visitor” and “Win Win,” were quite different in some ways, but all felt of a piece: gentle, humane comedy-dramas with excellent performances. But then he made the pilot for “Game Of Thrones,” albeit the original, unaired version mostly scrapped after cast changes and other issues. Continue reading Tom McCarthy To Follow Oscar-Winner ‘Spotlight’ With Disney Kid Detective Movie ‘Timmy Failure’ at The Playlist.
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On the one hand, the idea of a remake of “The Lion King,” arguably the most beloved of all the beloved 90s Disney movies, is a horrible one: it’s yet another example of Disney plundering their archives for a fast buck, and it’d surely be difficult to capture the magic of the original movie. But on the other hand, we had similar feelings about Jon Favreau’s earlier Disney re-do, “The Jungle Book,” and then turned out to be pretty damn good. Continue reading Billy Eichner & Seth Rogen Join ‘The Lion King’ Remake As Timon & Pumbaa at The Playlist.
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There’s so much going on these days — the upcoming Cannes line-up, the release of blockbusters like “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2,” the constantly nagging threat that we might all soon be blown up by a bloated, tangerine-colored, narcissistic, deeply insecure reality show host — that it’s almost easy to forget that we’re now just a few weeks away from the return of “Twin Peaks.” It’s over 25 years since the classic, hugely influential show was last on the air, and a full 10 since the last time David Lynch directed anything of note, so the show’s return is undoubtedly one of the major pop culture events of 2017. Continue reading Never Seen ‘Twin Peaks?’ Catch Up Before The New Episodes With A Handy Video Recap at The Playlist.
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It’s a valuable resource that has launched countless careers and contained work that led to great movies, but taking first place on the annual Black List — a collection of the best unmade screenplays in Hollywood, coming up to its 13th year — isn’t necessarily a guarantee that your movie will go on to greatness. Some have been produced only to be greeted tepidly (“Things We Lost In The Fire,” “The Beaver,” “Draft Day”), a couple of outliers did go on to awards-lauded success (“Recount,” “The Imitation Game”), but most, from Western “The Brigands Of Rattleborge” in 2006 to 2014’s “Catherine The Great” biopic, remain unmade to this day. Continue reading Black List-Topping Madonna Biopic ‘Blond Ambition’ Moving Forward At Universal at The Playlist.
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After two push backs on its release date and a lack of promotion for “Tulip Fever,” The Weinstein Company has finally presented an “official character teaser poster” for the period drama starring Alicia Vikander, Judi Dench, and Christoph Waltz. The film reportedly had polarizing results in test screenings dating back to 2014. Produced by Alison Owen and Harvey Weinstein and penned by “Shakespeare in Love” writer Tom Stoppard (based off the book by Deborah Moggach), and directed by Justin Chadwick (“The Other Boleyn Girl”). Continue reading Weinstein Try & Deliver The Cure For ‘Tulip Fever’ With New Trailer at The Playlist.
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We’ve known for a while that Wes Anderson has been in production on his latest movie, his first stop-motion animation since “Fantastic Mr. Fox” eight years ago, but there’s been no fixed release date for the project, and as anyone who’s ever done stop-motion will tell you, these things take as long they take. But the good news is that Fox Searchlight have just revealed a release date (at the same time as “Star Wars Episode IX” revealed its, natch), and the good news is that you have just under a year to wait: the studio will be releasing the movie on April 20th, 2018. Continue reading Wes Anderson’s New Animated Movie ‘Isle Of Dogs’ Dated For Spring 2018 at The Playlist.
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  It’s apparently the time of year when studios do the release date shuffle: this weekend saw Fox move their calendar around and reveal things like that they’re putting out three “X-Men” movies next year, and today has seen Disney take time out of just rolling around in giant piles of money to address their current (non-Marvel slate). The big headline news is that “Indiana Jones 5,” previously set for July 2019, has been pushed back a year, and will now open on July 10th, 2020. Continue reading ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Delayed A Year Until 2020, ‘Star Wars Episode IX’ & More Get Release Dates at The Playlist.
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  It’s been an atypically quiet time for Lars Von Trier: the provocative Danish filmmaker hasn’t released a movie since “Nymphomaniac” in 2014, which means that he’s mostly been out of the press, where his ever-quotable, often controversial mouth tends to get him as much attention as the movies. But Von Trier’s starting to emerge from the shadows: the director is midway through shooting his new film, serial-killer tale “The House That Jack Built” with Matt Dillon, Uma Thurman and Riley Keough. Continue reading Lars Von Trier Continues Nicolas Winding Refn Feud, Calls Him ‘An Opportunist In An Unpleasant Way’ at The Playlist.
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  The streaming revolution has been a relatively simple one so far: if you had Netflix and Amazon, that would cover your bases for most of the big shows and movies out there eventually. But things have become increasingly splintered for the cord-cutters: HBO launched HBO Go, Hulu land their first real killer app this week with “The Handmaid’s Tale,” and even CBS, home of Shows That Your Grandparents Fall Asleep To, got in on the act with CBS All Access, which exclusively holds “The Good Wife” spin-off “The Good Fight” and the upcoming new “Star Trek” show. Continue reading DC To Launch Their Own Netflix-Style Streaming Service With Live-Action ‘Teen Titans’ Show From ‘Batman & Robin’ Writer at The Playlist.
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