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‘Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later’ Gets Premiere Date, First Trailer

Netflix has released the first trailer and premiere date for “Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later,” the follow-up series to the film “Wet Hot American Summer” and the prequel series “Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp.” The new series takes place in 1991, ten years after the …read more

Oscars: 13 Deserving Contenders From 2017 So Far

As we rapidly approach 2017’s midway point, there are already a number of films that deserve to be remembered by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences when Oscar ballots go out at the end of the year. Academy voters notoriously have short memories, though it’s hardly their fault …read more

Ron Howard to Take Over as Director of ‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard will take over as director of the “Star Wars” Han Solo spinoff, Lucasfilm announced. His hire comes after the movie’s original directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller were fired Tuesday, while in the middle of production after clashing with producer and Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy and …read more

Sean Parker Leaves Spotify Board as Company Brings in Heavy Hitters

In a move clearly intended to bolster its financial profile as it ramps up toward a public listing, Spotify has changed up its board of directors. Napster cofounder and early Facebook president Sean Parker, as well as early backer Klaus Hommels, have left the board, while four heavy hitters — …read more

Oscars at the Halfway Mark: ‘Logan,’ ‘Get Out’ and Women Directors

The year is half over and Oscar voters need to catch up on their homework. There have been many worthwhile films in the first six months of 2017, including “Get Out” from writer-director Jordan Peele (Universal, Blumhouse); “Logan,” the dark, tender neo-Western from director James Mangold (Fox); and the sumptuous …read more

Paramount Network Developing Comedy Series Based on Life of Tom Arnold

The Paramount Network is developing a single-camera comedy series based on the life of Tom Arnold, Variety has confirmed. The series, currently titled “The Interventionist,” would follow a recovering addict and interventionist for substance abusers in LA. Arnold has often spoken publicly about his own battles with drug and alcohol …read more

Shaquille O’Neal, Lil Rel Howery in Talks for Basketball Movie ‘Uncle Drew’

Shaquille O’Neal and Lil Rel Howery are in talks to join NBA star Kyrie Irving in basketball drama “Uncle Drew.” Variety first reported on Feb. 9 that the project had been set up with Temple Hill Entertainment acquiring the feature film rights to Irving’s “Uncle Drew” Pepsi commercials. “Skiptrace” …read more

‘Wonder Woman’ Partners With Hello Kitty in Japan for Adorable Promotion

In Japan, “Wonder Woman” will get some help from homegrown hero Hello Kitty to promote the DC Comics film. The promotion marks the first time Hello Kitty character has partnered with a major Hollywood film, though Hello Kitty previously helped market local films such as “The Ring.” “Wonder Woman” opens …read more

Concert Review: Roger Waters’ Latest Pink Floyd Experience Dings Trump, Hails Motherhood and Resistance

How political does it get? Let’s just say that, if you’re a Donald Trump supporter, you may want to extend your bathroom break at intermission by an extra 20 minutes or so. Oh, let’s be safe and say a half-hour…

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Authorized Lou Gehrig Biopic ‘The Luckiest Man’ in Development

An authorized biopic of iconic baseball player Lou Gehrig was announced Wednesday, the 78th anniversary of Gehrig’s retirement from the New York Yankees. The baseball team has given its endorsement to the new project “The Luckiest Man on the Face of the Earth.” The film will be directed by Jay …read more