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J.J. Abrams Says Hollywood Can Learn From Original TV Like ‘Fleabag’ and ‘Atlanta’

Quarantined viewers tuned into Saturday’s all-day, virtual ScreenCraft Screenwriting Summit were treated to a special surprise in the evening when filmmaker and TV titan J.J. Abrams crashed the party as the surprise special guest. He arrived just after his fellow “Star Wars” scribe Tony Gilroy (“Rogue One” and the upcoming Cassian Andor series) finished his […]

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Evangeline Lilly Apologizes for ‘Arrogant,’ ‘Insensitive’ Coronavirus Comments

Evangeline Lilly has apologized for recently making dismissive statements regarding the coronavirus pandemic.The “Ant-Man and the Wasp” and “Lost” actor came under fire last week after making comments on social media that, despite the current health crisis, she would not be adhering to calls for social distancing and sheltering in place to slow the spread […]

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‘Watchmen’: How the Finale Explains Every Damon Lindelof Love Story

There is a moment roughly two-thirds of the way through the finale of Damon Lindelof and company’s “Watchmen” that I finally understood love. That is, perhaps, an overstatement, but not much of one. Put more accurately, I finally understood love stories as they exist within Lindelof’s worlds, where they often serve as a foundational element. […]

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HBO’s ‘Watchmen’: Everything You Need to Know About Damon Lindelof’s Take On the Classic Graphic Novel

After “The Leftovers’” series finale in 2017, there were a lot of questions about what Damon Lindelof’s next TV project would be. Prior to “The Leftovers,” he’d done “Lost,” a series that’s finale had received—and to this day, still receives—a far different response than the universally-praised conclusion to the later series. But with the goodwill […]

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JJ Abrams’ Hollywood takeover: will he save or kill cinema?

The film-maker’s deal with Warner suggests further dominance – but he’s hardly an innovatorIt is JJ Abrams’s multiverse; we just live in it. That’s how it’s starting to feel, at least. The prolific producer-director-writer-geek overlord has had a hand in so many pop-culture properties over the past decade, it feels like he has basically won […]

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David E. Kelley and Jack Bender to Adapt Stephen King’s ‘The Institute’

Stephen King’s new novel, released today, will be turned into a limited television series. Spyglass Media Group, LLC announced that it has optioned King’s “The Institute,” attaching Emmy Award winners David E. Kelley (“Big Little Lies”) to adapt and executive produce the limited series with Jack Bender (“Lost”) serving as director and executive producer.King’s “The […]

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‘The Hunt’: First Teaser Trailer For Blumhouse’s New Thriller By Damon Lindelof & Director Craig Zobel

There’s a fascinating mix of creatives involved with the new mysterious social thriller, “The Hunt.” The project comes from Jason Blum, the producer of “Get Out” and “The Purge” series, and Damon Lindelof, co-creator of the TV series “The Leftovers” and “Lost,” and director Craig Zobel known for “Compliance” and the 2015 Sundance hit “Z […]

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Damon Lindelof, Jason Blum’s ‘The Hunt’ Adds Jim Klock, Charli Slaughter, Dean West to Cast (Exclusive)

“Green Book” actor Jim Klock, Charli Slaughter and Dean West are joining the cast of Universal Pictures’ action-thriller “The Hunt” from “The Leftovers” collaborators Craig Zobel, Damon Lindelof and Nick Cuse.Plot details for the film have been kept under wraps by the studio, but it’s expected to explore the escalating aggressiveness between the political right […]

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Bill Duke Remembers the Theater Training That Helped Him

Since Bill Duke the Sundance Special Jury-prize winning film “The Killing Floor” (1984), the multi-hyphenate talent has rarely been out of sight on screens big and small.In the ’90s, Duke directed acclaimed crime films focused on black themes and characters, including the Cannes Fest competitor “A Rage in Harlem”; “Hoodlum,” with an enviable cast that […]

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