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‘The Crown’ Wins Best Drama Series at the Primetime Emmys

“The Crown” has long been a favorite of awards season voters since it premiered on Netflix in 2016, but the show achieved a new milestone on Sunday evening when Television Academy voters awarded the show the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series.“The Crown” beat out Amazon Prime Video’s “The Boys,” HBO’s “Lovecraft Country,” Hulu’s […]

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Sterling K. Brown and Mark Duplass to Star in Sci-Fi Movie ‘Biosphere,’ Directed by Mel Eslyn (Exclusive)

Emmy winners Sterling K. Brown and Mark Duplass have teamed up for a new sci-fi movie titled “Biosphere,” directed by Mel Eslyn.The mysterious movie marks Eslyn’s feature directorial debut. Production on “Biosphere” — written by Eslyn and Duplass — has wrapped, with details of the project’s plot being kept secret.The new movie is produced by […]

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‘The Boy Behind the Door’ Review: Compact Terror Among Kidnapped Kids

You can’t fault the writing-directing duo of David Charbonier and Justin Powell for reckless overreaching: Their first feature, “The Djinn”, stirred terror around just one boy in an apartment. Their second, which premiered at Fantastic Fest last fall, cautiously ups the ante to two boys and one whole house. “The Boy Behind the Door” is […]

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‘The Water Man’ Trailer: David Oyelowo Crafts A Spielbergian Fantasy In His Directorial Debut

“The Water Man” marks his directorial debut and stars David Oyelowo (“Selma”), Rosario Dawson (“Sin City,” “Rent”), Lonnie Chavis (“This Is Us”), Amiah Miller (“War for the Planet of the Apes”), Alfred Molina (“Spider-Man 2”), and Maria Bello (“NCIS”). Harpo Films produced the film, with Oprah Winfrey serving as an Executive Producer. Considering the serious […]

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Biopic ‘Greek Freak’ Casts Newcomer Uche Agada as Young NBA Star

The Disney+ film “Greek Freak” has found its lead to play a young Giannis Antetokounmpo, newcomer Uche Agada.Agada will play the Greek Freak himself, NBA and Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, in a film about Antetokounmpo’s life and his family about how they lifted themselves out of poverty as undocumented immigrants in Greece.Also joining the […]

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Rlje Films and Netflix Pick Up David Oyelowo’s Feature Directorial Debut ‘The Water Man’

David Oyelowo’s feature directorial debut “The Water Man” has acquired worldwide distribution. Rlje Films will distribute the film in North America, with Netflix handling the rest of the worldwide rollout.Rlje, a business unit of AMC Networks, plans to release the project day-and-date in theaters and on PVOD on May 7, 2021, with Netflix set to […]

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ASCAP’s Virtual Sundance Cafe to Host Sparks/Edgar Wright Discussion, Sets by Mikel Jollette and Darlingside, and More

A conversation between the rock group Sparks and the filmmaker who has made a movie about them, Edgar Wright, is be one of the standout draws of this year’s Sundance ASCAP Music Cafe, which, along with the host festival itself, has moved off Park City’s Main Street and online for 2021.Wright’s documentary “The Sparks Brothers,” […]

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Michael Cera, Maya Erskine & Michael Angarano To Star In Road Trip Movie ‘Sacramento’ — AFM

Exclusive: Michael Cera (Arrested Development), Maya Erskine (Pen 15) and Michael Angarano (This Is Us) are set to star in road trip movie Sacramento, which Angarano will also direct.Due to shoot early next year, the film will follow Rickey, an energetic and free-spirited young man who convinces Glenn, his long-time friend who’s settled into domestic […]

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‘This Is Us’ Review: Season 5 Premiere Demonstrates How Returning TV Can Incorporate Covid

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “This Is Us” Season 5, Episode 1 and Episode 2, “Forty.”]Sometimes the simplest sentiments carry the greatest impact. In the Season 5 premiere of “This Is Us” — a dense two hours of pre-planned drama adjusted to include two of 2020’s worst tragedies — six words carry […]

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