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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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‘Overlord’: J.J. Abrams Presents Supernatural, Spooky Nazis In Final Trailer

For all his success as a director (and there has been a lot of it), J.J. Abrams might be stronger in his skills as a producer, bringing television shows like “Lost” and “Castle Rock” and movies like the “Cloverfield” franchise and the latter half of the “Mission: Impossible” series to life under his Bad Robot […]

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‘Manifest’ Review: The Biggest Mystery of This Unconvincing Pilot Is, Seriously, What Is This Show?

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers for the pilot “Manifest.”]There are very few universal truths about television, but the most important thing about pretty much any show is this: You have to care about the characters. And that’s the biggest obstacle facing NBC’s “Manifest,” which sets up a massive mystery and a mild family melodrama […]

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