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              Aaron Paul Addresses ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Reports: ‘It Has to Star Jessie’

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              Aaron Paul Addresses ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Reports: ‘It Has to Star Jessie’
              News on the “Breaking Bad” movie seems to be coming in fits and starts.

              At the Sun Valley Film Festival on Friday, series star Aaron Paul didn’t confirm whether he was involved in the upcoming movie sequel, which will first air on Netflix and then AMC, as Variety reported in February, but did indicate that he was open to reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman.

              “Rumors are funny — I once heard a rumor that I was being cast as Han Solo,” Paul said to a packed house at the fest’s Coffee Talk event, which was sponsored by Variety. “I haven’t heard anything about the ‘Breaking Bad’ movie but if there is one and it comes together I’d love to be a part of it.” “If it were to happen, yes, I would love to do it.”

              All hoping for a Pinkman return doesn’t seem to be lost,
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              Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Flies Past $200 Million Domestically

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              Box Office: ‘Captain Marvel’ Flies Past $200 Million Domestically
              The second frame of Disney-Marvel’s latest MCU installment, 'Captain Marvel,' is set to top the box office with an estimated $70 million.

              The superhero film already pushed past the $200 million mark domestically after taking in $19 million on Friday for a total of about $215 million. It’s also generated $378 million overseas after jolting the domestic box office out of a slump that had seen it down 27% from last year.

              Captain Marvel’s” second weekend will mark the second-highest in March box office history with “Beauty and the Beast” having taken in $90 million in its second frame in 2017. “Captain Marvel’s” weekend take will mark a 54% drop from its debut.

              Paramount’s animated adventure film “Wonder Park” should drop into second place with about $17 million from 3,838 North American locations, while CBS Films and Lionsgate’s “Five Feet Apart” is estimated to bring in about $13 million from 2,803 domestic sites for third place.
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              James Gunn thanks his supporters following 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' reinstatement

              James Gunn thanks his supporters following 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' reinstatement
              Yesterday it was announced that Disney has reinstated James Gunn as director of Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, bringing an end to the saga that began last year with the filmmaker’s dismissal from the project last year due to inappropriate past tweets.

              Disney’s original decision to fire Gunn had been met with heavy criticism, with the Guardians of the Galaxy cast issuing a statement in support of the filmmaker, and a petition on Change.org urging the Mouse House to reconsider attracting over 425,000 signatures.

              Well, in response to the news, Gunn has now returned to social media to offer his thanks to everyone who supported him following his firing, and to Disney for bringing him back into the Guardians fold.
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              'Flash' Shocker: Ezra Miller Writing Script in Bid to Stay On as Star

              'Flash' Shocker: Ezra Miller Writing Script in Bid to Stay On as Star
              In a bid to keep himself involved as the Scarlet Speedster, actor Ezra Miller is taking a hands-on approach to The Flash.

              Miller is taking a stab at writing the script for the Warner Bros. project, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. He has teamed up with Grant Morrison, the acclaimed comics author, to pen a draft that could determine if he stays on as star, playing crimefighter Barry Allen.

              The development has bubbled up from a clash of creative visions. John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who have been on board the project since January 2018, have a light-hearted approach to ...
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              ‘Captain Marvel’ to Blast Past $250 Million in Domestic Box Office on 2nd Weekend

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              ‘Captain Marvel’ to Blast Past $250 Million in Domestic Box Office on 2nd Weekend
              Marvel Studios’ “Captain Marvel” continues to fly high in its second weekend at the box office, as it is estimated to earn $70 million from domestic receipts after making $19 million on Friday.

              While that weekend total would signify a higher drop-off than “Black Panther” — 54 percent compared to 44 percent for the 2018 hit — a $70 million result would be the second-highest second weekend total in March box office history, sitting only behind the “Beauty and the Beast” remake’s $90 million made in 2017. With this result, the 10-day domestic total for “Captain Marvel” will rise to $266 million.

              In second and third are this weekend’s new releases, Paramount’s “Wonder Park” and CBS Films/Lionsgate’s “Five Feet Apart.” “Wonder Park” is in second with an estimated $17 million opening from 3,838 screens, slightly better than the $10-14 million start expected by trackers. The animated film faces a tumultuous production that includes the firing of director Dylan Brown
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              When true crime films prove to be guilty themselves

              As Netflix launches a series on the case of Madeleine McCann, how can we balance viewers’ appetites for the fast-growing genre against concern for victims?

              Who is interested in true crime? “One imagines a furtive audience of sad saps and sadists, trench-coated lurkers and wan shut-ins.” So wrote Lorna Scott Fox a decade ago in an article for The Nation, which is quoted in Covering Darkness, Neil Root’s just-published exploration of the genre. They were both writing about authors of true crime books but the same could be asked of audiences for a new wave of television and film documentaries dealing with some of our grimmest cases.

              The question is prompted by the launch of Netflix’s eight-part series, The Disappearance of Madeleine McCann. It was preceded in the public eye by the Oscar-nominated short documentary, Detainment, about the two boys convicted of the murder of James Bulger, and
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              SXSW Film Review: ‘Pet Sematary’

              SXSW Film Review: ‘Pet Sematary’
              In Stephen King’s “Pet Sematary,” the big-city Creed family moves to rural Maine, inadvertently buying a plot of land that includes an ancient Indian burial ground. If you inter a beloved feline correctly in the creepy pet cemetery behind their house, it’s liable to come back … different. Same goes for cadavers of the non-cat variety — including humans hit by passing traffic. So goes the “Be careful what you wish for” premise of what many consider to be the horror writer’s scariest novel.

              Of the 70-odd theatrical adaptations of the King’s oeuvre to date, maybe a dozen actually deliver. Amid that hit-and-miss filmography, the 1989 reanimated-animals chiller ranks among the most effective big-screen translations of the prolific author’s work. That earlier nightmare-inducing version of “Pet Sematary” isn’t so much remade as resurrected in co-directors Kevin K?lsch and Dennis Widmyer’s 30-years-later take, a mostly faithful cover
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              ‘Pet Sematary’ Review: A Chilling Take on Stephen King That Can’t Live Up to Its Source Material — SXSW

              ‘Pet Sematary’ Review: A Chilling Take on Stephen King That Can’t Live Up to Its Source Material — SXSW
              Pet Sematary” was and remains one of Stephen King’s most devastating horror novels — a meditation on grief, guilt, and the distinct way the two are intrinsically linked. King almost didn’t release his novel; his wife Tabitha and his friend Peter Straub thought it was too upsetting, and so it sat on a shelf until King needed a novel to complete his contract with Doubleday. In 1983, “Pet Sematary” was released, and just six years later it hit the mainstream with a film directed by Mary Lambert. Almost 30 years after Lambert’s film, directors Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer (“Starry Eyes”) have collaborated on a new adaptation of King’s novel that succeeds in some areas where the 1989 version failed while ultimately failing to deliver an ending that resonates as deeply as its source material.

              Louis (Jason Clarke) and Rachel Creed (Amy Seimetz) have just relocated with their two children
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              Barbara Hammer, Experimental Filmmaker Who Pioneered Lesbian Cinema, Dies at 79

              Barbara Hammer, an experimental filmmaker revered as one of the pioneers of lesbian cinema, has died at 79. The cause of death is ovarian cancer, according to ARTnews, which Hammer had battled since 2006. She had become a right-to-die advocate in recent years, expressing her wish for “a dignified death” during her performance “The Art of Dying or (Palliative Art Making in the Age of Anxiety)” at the Whitney Museum in New York last October.

              Born May 15, 1939 in Hollywood, Hammer began her 40-year career with 1968’s “Schizy” and directed more than 75 shorts and features. Among them was 1992’s “Nitrate Kisses,” which IndieWire recently named one of the 100 best films directed by women.

              “While the term ‘experimental film’ may seem opaque to laypeople, Hammer’s work is marked by provocative playfulness,” wrote Jude Dry of the documentary. “Her work often explores queer women’s sexuality and sexual subcultures, and her first feature film,
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              Aaron Paul Addresses ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Reports: ‘It Has to Star Jessie’

              Aaron Paul Addresses ‘Breaking Bad’ Movie Reports: ‘It Has to Star Jessie’
              News on the “Breaking Bad” movie seems to be coming in fits and starts.

              At the Sun Valley Film Festival on Friday, series star Aaron Paul didn’t confirm whether he was involved in the upcoming movie sequel, which will first air on Netflix and then AMC, as Variety reported in February, but did indicate that he was open to reprising his role as Jesse Pinkman.

              “Rumors are funny — I once heard a rumor that I was being cast as Han Solo,” Paul said to a packed house at the fest’s Coffee Talk event, which was sponsored by Variety. “I haven’t heard anything about the ‘Breaking Bad’ movie but if there is one and it comes together I’d love to be a part of it.” “If it were to happen, yes, I would love to do it.”

              All hoping for a Pinkman return doesn’t seem to be lost,
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              ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch,’ ‘War and Peace’ Joining the Criterion Collection

              ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch,’ ‘War and Peace’ Joining the Criterion Collection
              In good news for fans of Ingmar Bergman and Bruno Dumont, the Criterion Collection has announced its June titles. Three from the Swedish master are making the upgrade from DVD to Blu-ray, with Dumont’s “La vie de Jésus” and “L’humanité” making their Criterion debut. Also joining the collection are John Cameron Mitchell’s “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” George Stevens’ “Swing Time,” and Sergei Bondarchuk’s epic adaptation of “War and Peace.”

              More information below, as well as the ever-alluring cover art:

              A Film Trilogy by Ingmar Bergman

              In 1960, Swedish director Ingmar Bergman began work on three of his most powerful and representative films, eventually recognized as a trilogy. Already a figure of international acclaim for such masterpieces as The Seventh Seal and The Magician, Bergman turned his back on the expressionism of his fifties work to focus on a series of chamber dramas exploring belief and alienation in the modern age.
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              ‘The Suicide Squad’ Producer Calls James Gunn’s Film a “Total Reboot”

              The comic book movie world got one heck of a shake-up when Marvel announced James Gunn—originally ousted from the studio over old offensive Tweets—would be reinstated as director and writer of Guardians of the Galaxy 3. That's obviously huge news for Marvel's post-Avengers: Endgame Phase 4, but it also puts a whole new spotlight on Warner Bros.' DC Comics Universe. Lest you forget, in the time it took Disney to rehire Gunn, the filmmaker walked over to the DC lot and got himself another quirky super-powered team-up project, The Suicide Squad. So …
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              ‘The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley’: Tackles Scammer Elizabeth Holmes & Her Fraudulent Theranos Company

              In our newfound cultural fascination with scammers, Elizabeth Holmes is this spring’s belle of the ball. She’s the subject of a mega-popular crime podcast, Jennifer Lawrence is set to portray her on the big screen, and two competing documentaries about her and her failed startup, Theranos, debut this month. HBO‘s offering, “The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley” by “Going Clear” documentarian Alex Gibney, is a straightforward but entertaining tale that will keep both newcomers and Holmes enthusiasts enthralled.

              Continue reading ‘The Inventor: Out For Blood In Silicon Valley’: Tackles Scammer Elizabeth Holmes & Her Fraudulent Theranos Company at The Playlist.
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              ‘The Curse of La Llorona:’ Latest ‘Conjuring’ Universe Entry Rarely Rises Above Standard Haunted House Fare [SXSW Review]

              La Llorona is one of the most well-known, if not the most known tale in Latin American folklore. Generations have heard the harrowing story of the woman who, after her husband left, drowned her kids in a fit of rage, realized what she had done when she came to, and took her own life. Legend states that she kidnaps children and drowns them in the middle of the night, mistaking them for her own.

              Continue reading ‘The Curse of La Llorona:’ Latest ‘Conjuring’ Universe Entry Rarely Rises Above Standard Haunted House Fare [SXSW Review] at The Playlist.
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              ‘Family’ Trailer: Taylor Schilling Joins the Juggalos for the Good of Her Niece

              The Film Arcade has released the trailer for “Family,” writer-director Laura Steinel’s comedy starring Taylor Schilling as a workaholic whose unexpected week of niece-sitting naturally ends at the Gathering of the Juggalos. The “Orange Is the New Black” star isn’t the only one immersing herself in the music and culture of Insane Clown Posse, as newcomer Bryn Vale dons black-and-white face paint. Watch the trailer below.

              Here’s the synopsis: “Kate Stone (Taylor Schilling) is career-focused, and enjoys her life that way. Her brash attitude keeps relationships at arm’s length, making her an outcast in her own right. When her estranged brother calls asking her to babysit her tween niece Maddie, Kate reluctantly agrees to help. But babysitting overnight unexpectedly turns into a week, and Kate’s life spins into chaos. As Maddie reveals stories of being bullied and of wanting to run away and be a Juggalo,
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              ‘The Legend of Cocaine Island’ Trailer: Netflix Documentary Hunts for Buried Treasure

              The Great Recession laid financial waste to a huge number of American families. After being totally cleared out, one man decided to take things into his own hands by seeking out buried treasure to get his life back on track: not gold from El Dorado or a pirate’s fortune, but a huge supply of cocaine. […]

              The post ‘The Legend of Cocaine Island’ Trailer: Netflix Documentary Hunts for Buried Treasure appeared first on /Film.
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              ‘The Good Fight’ Season 3 Review: CBS All Access Drama Continues to Get Crazier

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              ‘The Good Fight’ Season 3 Review: CBS All Access Drama Continues to Get Crazier
              To really appreciate just how insane a show “The Good Fight” has become, it’s worth going back to revisit its big-sister series, “The Good Wife.” The CBS legal drama, which ran for seven seasons beginning in 2009, was notable for being the last broadcast drama to be nominated for Emmys; its status as a CBS series meant that it never had the buzz of “Mad Men” or “Breaking Bad” during its time. But the courtroom shenanigans that revolved around Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies) as she returned to the workplace and, year after year, grew more deeply drawn into the nexus of Chicago politics and legal technicalities

              While “Good Wife” was extremely serialized for its time and network, creators Robert and Michelle King were still making 22 episodes a season and leaning on the procedural element more often than not. “Good Fight,” meanwhile… it’s on another planet.

              In many ways, “The Good Fight
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              J.C. Chandor on Being Fired From ‘Deepwater Horizon’ — and Having His Ideas Used Anyway

              J.C. Chandor on Being Fired From ‘Deepwater Horizon’ — and Having His Ideas Used Anyway
              Triple Frontier” is J.C. Chandor’s first film since 2014’s “A Most Violent Year,” and there’s a reason for that long day. Speaking to Uproxx, Chandor said he “basically signed on right to go onto ‘Deepwater Horizon'” after “A Most Violent Year,” meaning he would have made “four movies in five years. And then when that blew up, I realized, ‘You know what? This is a sign. I should just chill out here for a year.’”

              Not that he felt good about it at a time. Chandor describes the experience as “a nightmare. It was a total nightmare. Because I really believed in that movie. You know, the good thing is Pete [Berg] actually got to make sort of a version [of what Chandor was going to make].

              “I never saw it, but I know the script they used was the version that I kind of quit slash got fired over. And then it was one of those things where,
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              ‘Us’ Clips: The Home Invasion Begins in Jordan Peele’s Horror Film

              ‘Us’ Clips: The Home Invasion Begins in Jordan Peele’s Horror Film
              Us pits Lupita Nyong’o and Winston Duke against some of humanity’s worst fears: ourselves. The doppelgangers at the center of Jordan Peele‘s highly anticipated follow-up to his breakout 2017 hit Get Out are part of a long tradition of doppelgangers in horror movies. But they take on a whole new terrifying layer in Us, a psychological horror thriller/home invasion movie. […]

              The post ‘Us’ Clips: The Home Invasion Begins in Jordan Peele’s Horror Film appeared first on /Film.
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              Woody Harrelson Was ‘Disappointed’ by ‘True Detective’ Season 2

              Woody Harrelson Was ‘Disappointed’ by ‘True Detective’ Season 2
              The third season of “True Detective” has been widely hailed as a return to form after its disappointing sophomore season, which moved the action from Louisiana to Los Angeles and starred Colin Farrell, Vince Vaughn, Rachel McAdams, and Taylor Kitsch. That may be why Woody Harrelson, who starred alongside Matthew McConaughey in the acclaimed first go-round of the anthology series, has finally spoken about Season 2 — albeit briefly.

              “It was pretty amazing because I had not thought about doing television from the time I did ‘Cheers,’ and then I did like seven episodes on ‘Will and Grace,’” Harrelson told Sunday Today, per Entertainment Weekly. “I was not really wanting to do television. Well, it wasn’t television, it was HBO. So I feel lucky about that. I was, you know, kind of disappointed that the second season wasn’t as…,” he said before cutting himself off. “But now the third season,
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