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‘Superman’ Director Richard Donner Is Not a Fan of Today’s ‘Bleak and Angry’ Superhero Movies

At 90 years old, Richard Donner is gearing up to direct the fifth movie in the “Lethal Weapon” franchise. “It’s both my privilege and duty to put it to bed. It’s exciting, actually,” the director recently told The Telegraph for a career-spanning profile in which he looks ahead to his next film and reflects on […]

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Here’s What’s New to Netflix in April 2020

Now more than ever, people are probably curious to know what new movies and TV shows are coming to Netflix in April 2020. Well good news: it’s a solid lineup! Library titles include David Fincher’s masterpiece The Social Network, the entire Lethal Weapon and The Matrix franchises, the underrated Ya adaptation The Perks of Being […]

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‘L.A.’s Finest’ Review: Don’t Bother Seeking Out Spectrum Original’s Basic ‘Bad Boys’ Spinoff

On the one hand, it should come as no surprise that a TV spinoff of a 1990s action movie franchise is reverse engineered from a semi-successful TV spinoff of a 1980s action movie franchise. “L.A.’s Finest” looks a lot like Fox’s “Lethal Weapon” — there’s the loyal-but-edgy partner dynamic, the crazy action scenes, the hourlong, […]

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‘Lethal Weapon’ Creator Wants Damon Wayans Back for Season 4, but Says There’s a ‘Shelf Life’

“Lethal Weapon” could be over in a matter of weeks, if Fox doesn’t renew the hourlong drama, but it will be over in a few years — so said creator Matt Miller, who expressed his desire to make a fourth season Wednesday afternoon while admitting he can’t see the show going 10 seasons.“I don’t know […]

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Damon Wayans Leaving ‘Lethal Weapon’, Chelsea Peretti Leaving ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’

It’s time to say goodbye to two different actors on two very different cop shows. First: Damon Wayans is departing Lethal Weapon, even though the show just went through the trouble of finding him a new co-star. Second: Chelsea Peretti is leaving Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and no one should be happy about that. More on these […]

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‘Lethal Weapon’ Season 3 Premiere: What Happens to Riggs — or The Subtle Art of Blatantly Swapping a Series Lead

[Editor’s Note: The following article contains spoilers for “Lethal Weapon” Season 3, Episode 1, “In the Same Boat.”]Wesley Cole says he “can’t ever replace” Martin Riggs, but Seann William Scott has already taken over for Clayne Crawford. Following a slew of production issues stemming from a fractured relationship between Crawford and Damon Wayans, the Season […]

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‘SuperFly’: Director X on the Challenges of Releasing a Black Studio Film Post-‘Black Panther’

When Sony Pictures asked Director X to remake 1972 blaxploitation classic “Super Fly,” he had never seen the original. He had also never helmed a studio feature — just a 2015 indie, a Lifetime movie (“Center Stage: On Pointe”), and some of the most memorable music videos of the past 20 years, from Sisqó’s “Thong […]

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Richard Alan Greenberg Dies: Title Designer On ‘Alien’, ‘Superman’, ‘Matrix’ & Many More Was 71

Richard Alan Greenberg, an Oscar-nominated title designer and motion-graphics pioneer, died June 16 in New York City. He was 71. Greenberg scored his Oscar nom for Best Visual Effects on the 1987 Anrold Schwarzenegger thriller Predator. Among his many other notable opening-sequence credits are Superman, Alien, Dirty Dancing, Zelig, The Untouchables, The World According to […]

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