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 2018-07-21 20:27 

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Johnny Depp, Amber Heard Appear Moments Apart at WB's Comic-Con Panel...

San Diego Comic-Con was host to some awkward scheduling on Saturday. During Warner Bros.' Hall H presentation, Johnny Depp made an appearance as his titular "Fantastic Beasts: The Crime......

 2018-07-21 19:57 

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'Wonder Woman 1984' Team Talks '80s Setting, Chris Pine's Resurrection...

The team behind the upcoming "Wonder Woman 1984" took to Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con Saturday to discuss the upcoming sequel film and debut some footage for the assembled fans. Chris ......

 2018-07-21 19:32 

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First 'Aquaman' Trailer Makes a Splash at Comic-Con...

Warner Bros. is taking the DC Extended Universe underwater with the release of the upcoming "Aquaman," starring "Game of Thrones" alum Jason Momoa. Directed by James Wan, Mo......

 2018-07-21 19:11 

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'Shazam!' Trailer Debuts At Comic-Con (Watch)...

With his work as Fandral the Dashing in the latter two "Thor" movies, Zachary Levi is no stranger to superhero movies. But with "Shazam!," it's Levi's chance to ......

 2018-07-21 18:53 

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'Godzilla: King of the Monsters' First Trailer Stomps Into Comic-Con...

"Stranger Things" star Millie Bobby Brown is used to fighting demogorgons — but now she's faced with a new, much larger monster. Warner Bros. released the trailer for "Godzi......

 2018-07-21 18:50 

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'Black Lightning' Cast, Creators Talk Race and Representation at Comic-Con...

The cast and executive producers of "Black Lightning" took the stage at San Diego Comic-Con to thunderous applause on Saturday. Series co-creator Mara Brock-Akil said that she and her husband and f......

 2018-07-21 18:44 

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'Fantastic Beasts 2' Comic-Con Trailer Introduces Nicolas Flamel...

Harry Potter fans will get more insight into the early days of the legendary showdown between Professor Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald from the upcoming "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of G......

 2018-07-21 18:40 

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Warner Bros. Television SDCC Roundup: Trailers, Casting, Release Dates...

Warner Bros. Television had plenty of news coming out of its Comic-Con panel, including numerous teaser trailers, casting news and release dates for some of its biggest and most anticipated shows, ......

 2018-07-21 18:39 

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Lauren Greenfield on How 'Generation Wealth' Perfectly Foreshadows the Trump Era...

When Lauren Greenfield started the quarter decade of photography and documentary work that would culminate in "Generation Wealth," she had no idea how much the current administration wo......

 2018-07-21 17:52 

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'The Walking Dead's' Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus on Andrew Lincoln's Exit: 'He Is The Leader of This Show'...

"The Walking Dead" stars Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Norman Reedus are going to miss Andrew Lincoln. The pair praised the departing star at the Variety Studio at San Diego Comic-Con Saturda......

 2018-07-21 17:02 

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Durban Fest 'Springs' for Emerging Filmmakers...

DURBAN — Drawing its name from the Zulu word for a water spring, Isiphethu the Durban Int'l. Film Festival's industry outreach program kicks off July 23 with a four-day program catering t......

 2018-07-21 16:36 

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South Africa's Jenna Bass Explores Race, Class and Gender in 'High Fantasy'...

As Hollywood's diversity problems have provoked a reckoning everywhere from the writers' room to the boardroom, South African helmer Jenna Bass has asked what it's like to literally inhabit someone......

 2018-07-21 15:41 

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'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again,' 'The Equalizer 2' Eye Debuts Above Forecasts...

Universal's "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" and Sony's "The Equalizer 2" are both on their way to overshooting box office forecasts, with an estimated $39 million ......

 2018-07-21 10:53 

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For Black Women in South African Film Biz, Equality Still a Struggle...

DURBAN — When filmmaker Zamo Makhwanazi takes meetings with execs at some of South Africa's biggest production companies, she finds herself asking a simple question: "Where are the black wo......

 2018-07-21 04:00 

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'Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse' Teases Spider-Ham, Other Webspinners...

When Sony approached filmmakers Phil Lord and Chris Miller about making an animated Spider-Man movie, they had one demand: It had to be about Miles Morales. Most moviegoers know that Spider-ManR......

 2018-07-21 03:08 

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'Venom' Creators Promise 'Huge World,' Tease Spider-Man Fight...

This isn't your friendly neighborhood web spinner. "Venom" director Ruben Fleischer and star Tom Hardy promised the crowd at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday that there will be plent......

 2018-07-21 02:55 

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Film News Roundup: Danny Trejo's Dark Comedy 'Bully' Scores Distribution...

In today's film news roundup, Danny Trejo's "Bully" and the Harvey Weinstein documentary "The Reckoning" land distribution deals. ACQUISITIONS North of Two has a......

 2018-07-21 01:53 

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Anthony Anderson Under Criminal Investigation, Disputes Woman's Claims of Assault...

"Black-ish" star Anthony Anderson is currently under criminal investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. According to The Blast, Anderson allegedly assaulted a woman last year ......

 2018-07-21 01:10 

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'Marvel's Cloak & Dagger' Renewed for Season 2 at Freeform...

Freeform has renewed its new Marvel series "Cloak & Dagger." The teen superhero drama will return with a 10-episode second season in spring 2019. The announcement came during the sh......

 2018-07-21 00:38 

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Prosecutors Charge Private Eye With Illegal Spying on Richard Simmons...

Los Angeles prosecutors have filed criminal charges against a private investigator for allegedly planting a tracking device in the vehicle of Richard Simmons' caretaker. The two-count complai......

 2018-07-21 00:12 

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Jamie Lee Curtis Embraces Sobbing Fan, Who Says 'Halloween' Saved His Life...

"Halloween" may be an escapist horror pic, but for one man at Comic-Con, it proved to be a lifesaver. During a question and answer session at Universal's Hall H presentation on Fr......

 2018-07-21 00:01 

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Amazon Showrunners Panel: Frances McDormand Will Star as God in 'Good Omens'...

Frances McDormand will play the voice of God in Amazon's upcoming drama series "Good Omens." Executive producer Neil Gaiman announced the casting Friday during a panel featuring s......

 2018-07-21 00:00 

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Film Review: 'Teen Titans GO! to the Movies'...

"Teen Titans GO! to the Movies," a brash and blithe-spirited animated comedy adventure for kids, demonstrates that when it comes to superhero movies, meta (which used to seem so, you kn......

 2018-07-20 23:45 

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Amazon Studios SDCC Roundup: Teaser Trailers, Casting, Release Dates...

Amazon Studios had a plethora of news coming out of its Comic-Con panel, including numerous teaser trailers, casting news and release dates for some of its biggest and most anticipated shows. Homec......

 2018-07-20 23:25 

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M. Night Shyamalan's 'Glass' Trailer Debuts at Comic-Con...

James McAvoy brought personality to San Diego Comic-Con — 24 personalities, to be exact. At a Friday Comic-Con panel, Universal released the trailer for "Glass," the sequel to 2016......

 2018-07-20 23:19 

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'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' TV Reboot in Development From Joss Whedon, Monica Owusu-Breen...

A TV reboot of "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is in development at 20th Century Fox Television, Variety has confirmed. Original series creator Joss Whedon is onboard to executive produce, w......

 2018-07-20 23:17 

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TV News Roundup: Marvel's 'Iron Fist' Gets Season 2 Premiere Date on Netflix...

In today's roundup, Netflix sets the premiere date for the second season of Marvel's "Iron Fist," and Disney Channel casts Don Cheadle as a guest star in "DuckTales....

 2018-07-20 23:12 

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Inside Treyarch's 'Call of Duty: Black Ops 4' Zombie Mode...

No one could have imagined that you'd be able to throw an explosive cymbal-banging monkey toy at a horde of voracious zombies in a franchise popular for it's brutal, semi-accurate depictions of Wor......

 2018-07-20 23:12 

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'Metalocalypse' Writer-Director Jon Schnepp Dies at at 51...

Jon Schnepp, who wrote for and directed the 2000s animated television series "Metalocalypse" died Thursday after suffering a stroke last week. He was 51. Schnepp's wife, Holly Pay......

 2018-07-20 22:51 

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Symphonic Sharks and Stormtroopers: Hollywood Bowl's Movie Nights Pull Curtain Back on Film Scores...

In the perennial cataloguing of the best single-screen movie theaters in Los Angeles — the Chinese, the Dome, the Egyptian, et al. — a nearly century-old venue has been showing up as a new kid on t......

 2018-07-20 22:15 

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Shonda Rhimes Developing 'Reset,' 'The Warmth of Other Suns,' and Six Other Series for Netflix...

Shonda Rhimes has unveiled her first development slate since her Shondaland banner relocated last year to Netflix under a nine-figure production pact. The projects include adaptations of books R......

 2018-07-20 22:00 

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Gets Miniseries 'Short Treks'...

The "Star Trek" universe is expanding. During the Comic-Con panel for "Star Trek: Discovery," show co-creator and executive producer Alex Kurtzman announced the upcoming lau......

 2018-07-20 21:59 

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'Star Trek: Discovery' Will Introduce Spock in Season 2...

"Star Trek: Discovery" will bring some of the franchise's signature characters aboard for season two. "I can tell you that yes, you will be seeing Spock this season," ......

 2018-07-20 21:37 

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'Spec Ops: The Line' Devs Unveil New Match-Based Shooter 'The Cycle'...

Yager Development, the Berlin-based studio behind the 2012 third-person shooter "Spec Ops: The Line," unveiled their latest project on Friday. "The Cycle" is a match-based f......

 2018-07-20 21:31 

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James Gunn Responds to Being Fired From 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'...

James Gunn has apologized for a series of resurfaced, offensive tweets that made light of pedophelia and rape — and resulted in his being fired as director of Disney's "Guardians ......

 2018-07-20 21:30 

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'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Director Ol Parker on Casting Cher: 'I Refused to Contemplate Anyone Else'...

It's been a decade since the smash hit "Mamma Mia" hit the screen, and yet director Ol Parker knew audiences still had the hunger for a sequel. Parker, best known for writing the ......

 2018-07-20 21:19 

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How Tapping a Female Writer for the Harley Quinn Movie Changes 'Everything'...

According to Christina Hodson, who has been tapped to write the script for Margot Robbie's Harley Quinn spinoff, "Birds of Prey," having a woman writing the movie changes everythi......

 2018-07-20 21:15 

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'Castle Rock' Bosses on Learning From Stephen King How to Scare Viewers...

When creating an original horror anthology series based on the world of Stephen King, "Castle Rock" co-creators and co-showrunners Sam Shaw and Dustin Thomason knew one thing was key: l......

 2018-07-20 21:03 

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Jennifer Connelly Joins Tom Cruise's 'Top Gun: Maverick'...

Jennifer Connelly is joining Tom Cruise in Paramount and Skydance's sequel "Top Gun: Maverick." "Oblivion" helmer Joe Kosinski is directing the film, a sequel to the 1986 original. Jerry Bruckheime......

 2018-07-20 20:30 

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Film Review: 'Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms'...

"I won't cry, I promise," vows the ethereal, long-living Maquia (voiced by Manaka Iwami) to the little mortal boy she is raising as her son. "I'm a mother!" she ......

 2018-07-20 20:00 

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You Have Three Hours to Catch a Zapdos in 'Pokemon Go'...

If you want to catch a Zapdos in "Pokemon Go," Saturday is your chance, according to The Pokemon Company. July 21 is Zapdos Day, and players around the world will only have three hours ......

 2018-07-20 19:55 

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Box Office: 'Mamma Mia' Sequel Heads Toward Big $41 Million Opening...

"Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again" is heading for an impressive opening weekend in the $41 million range at 3,317 sites in North America, early estimates showed Friday. Denzel Washington's "......

 2018-07-20 19:52 

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YouTube Streams Over 180 Million Hours to TV Screens Every Day...

YouTube is streaming more than 180 million hours of video to smart TVs and TV-connected devices each and every day, revealed YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki Friday. Wojcicki dropped the number in a blog......

 2018-07-20 19:44 

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'Walking Dead' Star Andrew Lincoln Confirms Series Exit at Comic-Con...

"The Walking Dead" star Andrew Lincoln officially announced his exit from the AMC zombie apocalypse series at San Diego Comic-Con on Friday. "This will be my last season playing the part of R......

 2018-07-20 19:42 

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'Walking Dead' Unveils Season 9 Trailer, Premiere Date at Comic-Con...

The long-running AMC zombie series showed off the first official trailer for its upcoming ninth season on Friday. The trailer debuted at "The Walking Dead's" Comic-Con panel follo......

 2018-07-20 19:42 

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Fox News Confirms Kimberly Guilfoyle Has Left the Network...

Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has worked as an on-air panelist on Fox News programs like "The Five" and "Outnumbered"; since 2006, is no longer with the 21st Century Fox-owned netw......

 2018-07-20 19:28 

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James Gunn Fired From 'Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3'...

James Gunn has been fired as the director of "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" after a series of offensive tweets were unearthed that made light of such controversial topics as pedopheli......

 2018-07-20 19:01 

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'Fortnite' Is Celebrating Its First Birthday With a Limited Time Event...

Epic Games' hugely popular battle royale title "Fortnite" turns one year old on Jul. 25. To celebrate, Epic is holding a limited time in-game event, it announced on Friday. Starti......

 2018-07-20 18:57 

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'Fear the Walking Dead': Survivors Battle Zombies and the Weather in New Trailer...

The outbreak continues in the second half of the fourth season of "Fear the Walking Dead." AMC debuted the trailer for the upcoming episodes during "The Walking Dead" spinof......

 2018-07-20 18:56 

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Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke to Star in Music Drama 'Sound of Metal'...

Riz Ahmed and Olivia Cooke will star in "The Sound of Metal," a drama that will mark the directorial debut of Darius Marder, who is best known for his collaborations with filmmaker Dere......

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