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Burt Reynolds, Hollywood Icon, Has Died at 82
Burt Reynolds, the iconic mustachioed star of classics ranging from Smokey and the Bandit to Boogie Nights, has passed away at the age of 82. The actor died early Thursday at Jupiter Medical Center in Florida, as confirmed by his manager. No cause of death has been given at this time.
Academy Puts ‘Best Popular Film’ Oscar on Hold Following Backlash
Though it was initially planned to make its debut at the upcoming 2019 ceremony, the Academy has decided to place the category on “hold” for the time being.
If Netflix Hates the Phrase ‘Binge-Watching,’ Why Does Their Site Still Have ‘Binge-Worthy’ Recs?
Guy Pearce, who stars in the upcoming Netflix series ‘The Innocents,’ says that the company doesn’t want its actors using the phrase “binge-watching” — even though their website still features “binge-worthy TV” recommendations.
What’s New on Netflix: August 2018
Netflix’s August lineup includes new seasons of ‘The Good Place’ and ‘Ozark,’ the series premiere of the new animated show from the creator of ‘The Simpsons,’ and much, much more.
What’s New on Netflix: July 2018
The ‘Jurassic Park’ trilogy, plus new seasons of ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee’!
‘Atomic Blonde’ Review: More Bond Than ‘Blonde Wick,’ And That’s Not a Knock
Atomic Blonde is an easy sell: It’s Charlize Theron in a stylish spy thriller from one-half of the directing duo behind John Wick. But the first solo directorial effort from David Leitch is a little more James Bond than Blonde Wick — James Blonde, maybe, and that’s not a bad thing. It’s certainly more plot-driven (and at times, slightly convoluted) than John Wick, but no less enjoyable, and though the action scenes are every bit as awesome as you’d hope, it’s not quite the film you might be expecting.
Universal Reportedly Wants Channing Tatum for ‘Van Helsing’ Dark Universe Reboot
Universal’s recent attempt to launch a “Dark Universe” of monster movies with The Mummy didn’t exactly go as planned. The action-horror flick starring Tom Cruise is just the first of several reboots the studio has in development, and though it grossed $390 million worldwide, it earned a fairly disappointing $79 million stateside — hardly enough to merit the creation of an entire franchise, but Universal is determined to move ahead with their plans all the same. Those plans now reportedly include trying to land Channing Tatum for the lead role in a reboot of Van Helsing.
Quentin Tarantino Eyeing Margot Robbie for Sharon Tate Role in Manson Family Film
Just last night we learned that Quentin Tarantino’s next film is a “unique take on the Manson Family murders” — news that sent the internet running through the entire reactionary cycle at an unprecedented speed. Little is known about the project and what Tarantino’s “unique take” on the gruesome true-crime story might be, which only fueled speculation about the film (and inspired plenty of premature judgment calls). A new report offers a few more details about the untitled Manson Family project, most notably that Tarantino has met with Margot Robbie for the role of the late Sharon Tate.
Disney Can’t Seem to Find Actors for Guy Ritchie’s Live-Action ‘Aladdin’
Disney has several live-action remakes in development, but two titles in particular have attracted a little extra attention: Aladdin and Mulan. Although pop culture is becoming increasingly socially conscious, Hollywood’s unfortunate history of whitewashing has left many (rightfully) concerned over the casting for both of these films, especially since the studio behind them doesn’t exactly have the best track record with diversity. And while Disney has made it clear that they’re committed to casting actors of relevant ethnicity in Aladdin and Mulan, a new report reveals that the studio is struggling to do so for at least one of those projects.
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Gets an Official Release Date
When Lucasfilm initially announced Star Wars: Episode IX, the tentative plan was to release it in theaters on May 23, 2019 — that date was never confirmed, however, and when the studio shifted their releases to December (with the exception of the young Han Solo spinoff), everyone just assumed that it was only a matter of time before Episode IX’s release date was changed, too. That’s definitely not the case, as Disney and Lucasfilm have announced a metric Jabba-ton of new release dates, officially confirming the final film in their Star Wars trilogy for May 24, 2019.