‘Never Have I Ever’: Netflix Drops Trailer for Mindy Kaling’s Upcoming Teen Series
‘Never Have I Ever’: Netflix Drops Trailer for Mindy Kaling’s Upcoming Teen Series

Buckle up for some steamy teen romance. The trailer for the streaming service’s “Never Have I Ever” has arrived.

Mindy Kaling’s upcoming series, inspired by the former “The Office” star’s childhood, hits Netflix on April 27. Per the streaming service, “Never Have I Ever” centers on the complicated life of Devi (Maitreyi Ramakrishnan), a modern-day first-generation Indian American teenage girl. Devi is an overachiever with a short fuse that often gets her into difficult situations.

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Difficult as those situations may be, the series’ new trailer promises that Devi’s high school struggles will offer plenty of genuine laughs. There’s the hilarious would-be erotic dream sequence, Devi dressing up as an “Indian Kardashian” to impress boys, and someone who eats

Bob Odenkirk Launches Production Company, Inks First Look Deal with Sony
Bob Odenkirk Launches Production Company, Inks First Look Deal with Sony

The world’s second best lawyer is making moves. “Better Call Saul” star Bob Odenkirk has launched Cal-Gold Pictures, a new production company, and has signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Television.

Cal-Gold’s mission is to develop compelling stories with dynamic characters and social relevance. Per the company, Cal-Gold’s slate of projects aims to be as unique, distinct, and varied as Odenkirk’s career itself — all with an eye towards breaking through the clutter in sketch comedy, drama, and beyond.

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“I started in this grand charade called showbizness as a writer, it’s my default mode, so whenever I’m not onscreen you will find me in ‘development hell,’” Odenkirk said in a statement. “It’s wonderful to finally have partners as good-natured and experienced as

‘Outer Banks’ Review: Netflix Teen Drama Is a Lively, Soapy Adventure Story
‘Outer Banks’ Review: Netflix Teen Drama Is a Lively, Soapy Adventure Story

Outer Banks” is built to move. From its opening scene, which finds a group of friends crashing a construction site, there’s something always pushing this new Netflix teen drama forward. In other shows with the glossy sheen that covers these pals, that momentum doesn’t always come organically. While the same is sometimes true for “Outer Banks,” even when it falls prey to some of its soapier instincts there’s a distinct kind of energy powering it through weaker tides.

It’s both surprising and heartening to see that in the thrust of this 10-episode season, some of the show’s best stretches are spent just hanging out with the Pogues as they drift somewhere offshore of The Cut, the stretch of islands off the North Carolina coast separate from its more economically advantaged neighbors. The main quartet at the center of “Outer Banks” is led by John B

‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Season 2 Review: Vampire Comedy Takes a Brilliant and Bloody Twist
‘What We Do in the Shadows’ Season 2 Review: Vampire Comedy Takes a Brilliant and Bloody Twist

What We Do in the Shadows” wasn’t begging for a television adaptation. Taika Waititi and Jemaine Clement’s goofy mockumentary about dopey vampire roommates stuffed into a Victorian manor crammed a very enjoyable one-joke conceit into 85 minutes. Well, it turns out some jokes deserve retelling many times over. The first season of FX’s “What We Do in the Shadows” made a wonderful case for the prospects of new hijinks, revising its characters, transplanting the setting from the Wellington suburbs to Staten Island, and just letting that inherent silliness run its course. The idea for a gothic horror makeover of “The Office” is funny enough, but showrunner Clement clearly didn’t take that appeal for granted. With Season 2, “Shadows” has settled into its absurdist groove while taking it in a refreshing new direction, by revealing that a human is the real start of the show.

That’s Guillermo (Harvey Guillén

‘The Mandalorian’ Making-of Documentary Coming to Disney+
‘The Mandalorian’ Making-of Documentary Coming to Disney+

The Mandalorian” Season 2 won’t be hitting Disney+ until October, but the Force is still strong with the streaming service: Disney announced that the platform will be getting a making-of documentary of the popular “Star Wars” spinoff series on May 4.

Per the House of Mouse, “Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian” is an eight-episode documentary series that pulls back the curtain on “The Mandalorian.” Each chapter explores a different facet of the first live-action Star Wars television show through interviews, never-before-seen footage, and roundtable conversations hosted by series executive producer Jon Favreau.

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“’Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian’ is an opportunity for fans of the show to take a look inside and get to see a different perspective, and perhaps a greater understanding, of how ‘The Mandalorian’ came together and some of the incredibly

Want to Act for Scorsese? DiCaprio and De Niro Offering Walk-On Role in ‘Flower Moon’
Want to Act for Scorsese? DiCaprio and De Niro Offering Walk-On Role in ‘Flower Moon’

Anyone hoping to see what it’s like to watch Martin Scorsese direct on set now has the opportunity thanks to the director’s longtime muses Leonardo DiCaprio and Robert De Niro. The two Oscar-winning actors have joined forces to announce they are offering a walk-on role in their next collaboration with Scorsese, “Killers of the Flower Moon,” to anyone who makes a donation to their “All In Challenge” fund. DiCaprio and De Niro are raising funds for three charities: Meals on Wheels America, No Kid Hungry, and America’s Food Fund. The latter was recently started in part by DiCaprio and aims “to help make sure every family in need gets access to food at this critical time.”

“If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to be able to work with the great Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, and myself, this is your chance,” DiCaprio announced on Instagram.

Jordan Peele Says He “Wouldn’t Be Any Good” Directing ‘Candyman’ & Nia DaCosta Is A “Better” Choice
Jordan Peele Says He “Wouldn’t Be Any Good” Directing ‘Candyman’ & Nia DaCosta Is A “Better” Choice

Candyman” has never been one of the most well-known horror franchises. Though it had a moment in the ‘90s, with a fairly popular original film and subsequent bad sequels (does it happen in any other way in the horror genre?), the slasher series never reached the heights of “A Nightmare on Elm Street,” “Friday the 13th,” and “Halloween.” Jordan Peele is hoping to change that, but he’s not doing it behind the camera.

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Iliza Shlesinger Is Beating the Apocalypse With Home Cooking and Two New Shows
Iliza Shlesinger Is Beating the Apocalypse With Home Cooking and Two New Shows

Iliza Shlesinger is keeping busy during quarantine. The comedian and actress is reading lots of books, gearing up for the release of her untitled Universal comedy, and missing her stand-up shows hard. But, every night, like clockwork, Shlesinger has one activity she can’t miss: serving up a fresh episode of her fledgling Instagram cooking show, “Don’t Panic Pantry.”

Alongside her husband (and professional chef) Noah Galuten, Shlesinger has spent the past month crafting tasty, pantry-friendly recipes for her followers. Galuten excels at breaking down recipes into easy to follow steps, all the better to ease already addled minds. The recipes are primarily built around ingredients that people already have on hand, or can buy during one big grocery trip.

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Josh Trank’s Al Capone Biopic ‘Fonzo’ Starring Tom Hardy Likely Headed Straight To VOD
Josh Trank’s Al Capone Biopic ‘Fonzo’ Starring Tom Hardy Likely Headed Straight To VOD

We’ve been on the “Fonzo” bandwagon now for a long time. Josh Trank’s feature film was originally announced way back in 2016, and it eventually went into production in early 2018, with star Tom Hardy sharing some incredible behind-the-scenes pictures. However, more than two years later, it appears that “Fonzo” is getting a new title, a distributor, and a VOD fate.

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According to Film Ratings (via Twitter), “Fonzo” is now simply titled “Capone” and has been picked up by Vertical Entertainment for distribution.

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Cannes Director Talks Possible Fall Presence & Potential Collaboration With Venice If French Festival Is Canceled

Another day, another stumbling block in the way of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival followed by more reassurance from the event’s organizers that there’s still hope. Honestly, at this point, it’s hard to know if Cannes is going to be canceled, appear in the fall, or perhaps be the shining moment that will unite the world.

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In a new interview with Thierry Fremaux, Artistic Director of the Cannes Film Festival, Variety talked with him about the recent announcement that the French government is forbidding public events until mid-July, as well as the possibility that Cannes might show up in the fall, perhaps in a collaboration with another European event.

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‘Marriage Story,’ ‘War Of The Worlds’ & More Join The Criterion Collection In July
‘Marriage Story,’ ‘War Of The Worlds’ & More Join The Criterion Collection In July

The Criterion Collection has already established quite a relationship with Netflix over the past year. With the debut of “Roma” in the Criterion catalog last year, it was announced that the two would strengthen their relationship by adding “Marriage Story,” “Atlantics,” “The Irishman,” and “American Factory” to the coveted collection. And in July, the first film in that list hits Criterion.

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Canon Reformation (2): New Commercials, 12 Monkeys, Mysterious Skin

Along with getting re-accustomed to watching movies at home, I’m also relearning the rhythms of having TV in my life on a regular basis, which hasn’t been the case for a good while. My preferred choice for some daily structure and accompanying info drip is local news via two easily streamable options, ABC and CBS. The former’s preferable because they almost never cut away to, or acknowledge, the daily presidential press conference. Anchor Bill Ritter was temporarily home with Covid-19 before returning to the studio, while weatherman Lee Goldberg was for a while doing the forecast from what looked like […]

Canon Reformation (2): New Commercials, 12 Monkeys, Mysterious Skin

Along with getting re-accustomed to watching movies at home, I’m also relearning the rhythms of having TV in my life on a regular basis, which hasn’t been the case for a good while. My preferred choice for some daily structure and accompanying info drip is local news via two easily streamable options, ABC and CBS. The former’s preferable because they almost never cut away to, or acknowledge, the daily presidential press conference. Anchor Bill Ritter was temporarily home with Covid-19 before returning to the studio, while weatherman Lee Goldberg was for a while doing the forecast from what looked like […]

Cinemark Reveals Plans To Reopen In July With Older Films, Lower Ticket Prices & Reduced Capacities

Cinemark has decided to become the first major theater chain in the Us to step forward with a definitive reopening plan. The good news is that the chain expects to reopen in time for the summer. The bad news is that it won’t be in June and when the chain does open its doors again, it’s going to take some time before new films hit the screen.

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In a new Deadline report, Cinemark executives spoke to investors about the company’s plan to reopen beginning on July 1, with employees coming back in mid-June.

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‘Two Days, One Night’ Beautifully Captures The Plight Of The Underpaid “Essential” Worker
‘Two Days, One Night’ Beautifully Captures The Plight Of The Underpaid “Essential” Worker

Over the past month, we’ve watched the world slowly come to realize what the word “essential” truly means for the global economy. In many instances, our essential employees are also the ones that are paid the least, often with minimal job security. And as frontline employees around the country fight for better working conditions and increased safety precautions, these employees become causalities of the corporate policies that are meant to protect companies from those same voices.

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‘Solar Opposites’ Trailer: ‘Rick & Morty’ Co-Creator Returns With A New Series About Suburban Aliens
‘Solar Opposites’ Trailer: ‘Rick & Morty’ Co-Creator Returns With A New Series About Suburban Aliens

Honestly, all Hulu really needs to do to promote its upcoming animated comedy series, “Solar Opposites,” is just keep talking about how it’s co-created by Justin Roiland, one of the creators of “Rick & Morty.” The fact that the new trailer for the series is funny is only the icing on the cake. The real sell here is more Roiland.

Solar Opposites” follows the story of a family of aliens that crashes on Earth and is forced to assimilate with suburban, American culture.

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Rian Johnson Looks Back at Removing One of Daisy Ridley’s Best ‘Last Jedi’ Scenes
Rian Johnson Looks Back at Removing One of Daisy Ridley’s Best ‘Last Jedi’ Scenes

It’s been well over two years since the release of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” but Rian Johnson is still giving fans new insight into his creative process. The filmmaker recently took to Twitter to react to a deleted scene from “The Last Jedi” that started making the rounds on social media. The scene in question finds Rey defying Luke Skywalker’s order not to intervene in a raid against the Caretakers on the island of Ahch-To. Rey discovers Luke was simply testing her and the raid was not real, prompting her to lash out at him in what is one of Daisy Ridley’s strongest acting moments not just in “The Last Jedi” but in all of the latest trilogy.

When asked by a fan on Twitter why he deleted this powerful Rey moment, Johnson responded, “Mostly pace, and something about it always felt a little repetitive, coming

‘Tammy’s Always Dying’ Trailer: Felicity Huffman Is A Hard-Partying Woman With Only Months Left To Live
‘Tammy’s Always Dying’ Trailer: Felicity Huffman Is A Hard-Partying Woman With Only Months Left To Live

Losing a parent is one of the toughest moments in any person’s life. If you’re lucky, it comes after a long life and with very little pain or hardship. In the case of the family in “Tammy’s Always Dying,” a daughter’s relationship with her mother is very complicated, which makes a terminal diagnosis even more tragic.

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As seen in the trailer for “Tammy’s Always Dying,” the film follows the story of Tammy, a woman that clearly has her best days behind her.

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Uzo Aduba Had Only Worked With a Black Director Once Before Making ‘Mrs. America’
Uzo Aduba Had Only Worked With a Black Director Once Before Making ‘Mrs. America’

“Women need to bet on themselves,” says Uzo Aduba. The “Orange is the New Black” Emmy-winner is taking the fire and ferocity she exhibited in the Netflix prison series and applying something similar to her role as iconic Presidential candidate Shirley Chisholm on FX on Hulu’s new show, “Mrs. America.”

The third episode of the show, looking at the rise of second-wave feminism in the 1970s and the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, examines Chisholm’s role in the movement as she entered into a brutal campaign for the presidency. As the series showcases, women failing to bet on themselves results in a number of conflicts — many that we’re seeing play out on the political and public stage well into 2020.

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Rian Johnson Says He’s Unlikely to Make a Horror Movie, and It’s Because of His Childhood
Rian Johnson Says He’s Unlikely to Make a Horror Movie, and It’s Because of His Childhood

Rian Johnson has explored nearly every genre under the sun, from his cult-classic, neo-noir feature debut “Brick” and the Agatha Christie-inspired mystery of “Knives Out,” to the time-hopping sci-fi of “Looper” and the action-adventure of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” But one strand of movie the literate filmmaker and self-professed movie nerd has never explicitly taken on is the horror film. During a Film Independent-hosted webinar this week with Karyn Kusama, Johnson talked about his favorite horror movies, and why it’s a genre he’s unlikely to tackle. Watch the full Q&a via Film Independent below.

“To be honest, it’s a genre that, because my family was really religious when I was growing up, I wasn’t allowed to see a lot of intense stuff. It’s not a genre I have a grounding in emotionally,” said Johnson, who was raised Christian in Orange County

Diego Luna Discusses His Cassian Andor Series, And Taking A Break From “Narcos: Mexico”
Diego Luna Discusses His Cassian Andor Series, And Taking A Break From “Narcos: Mexico”

The Mandalorian” may be taking up all the “Star Wars” attention at the moment, but there are more live-action series set in the galaxy far, far away on the way. One of these is the Disney+ “Cassian Andor” prequel series, with Diego Luna set to reprise his role from “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” The one big problem, according to Luna, is the tiny little fact that we know where his character ends up at: on the beaches of Scarif, waiting for the laser beam of the Death Star.

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‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Director Gary Dauberman To Direct James Wan-Produced Adaptation Of Stephen King’s Vampire Tale ‘Salem’s Lot’
‘Annabelle Comes Home’ Director Gary Dauberman To Direct James Wan-Produced Adaptation Of Stephen King’s Vampire Tale ‘Salem’s Lot’

In April of last year, we learned that James Wan was producing a new adaptation of Stephen King’s vampire story “Salem’s Lot” and that Gary Dauberman, the scribe behind “It,” “The Nun” and “Annabelle Comes Home” was attached to write the screenplay. It seems like the project is moving forward because Dauberman is also going to direct the film.

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‘We Summon The Darkness’: An Enjoyable Slasher That Only Teases Its Grindhouse Potential [Review]
‘We Summon The Darkness’: An Enjoyable Slasher That Only Teases Its Grindhouse Potential [Review]

Alexis, Val, and Bev are three young women that you probably wouldn’t expect to see driving to a seedy bar in the middle of nowhere to attend a heavy metal concert in the late-1980s. Though they look the part, dressed in black leather, spikes, big hair, and loud makeup, there’s something about these three girls that doesn’t quite click, as they discuss the newest teen magazine, snacks, and makeup tips. Director Marc Meyers takes those characters and inserts them into the middle of a film that is also suffering from an identity crisis.

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Haifaa Al-Mansour Set to Adapt Popular Ya Novel ‘The Selection’ for Netflix
Haifaa Al-Mansour Set to Adapt Popular Ya Novel ‘The Selection’ for Netflix

Haifaa Al-Mansour, Saudi Arabia’s first female filmmaker, is adapting the popular young adult novel “The Selection” into a Netflix film.

The Selection,” written by Kiera Cass, centers on America Singer, a young girl in a dystopian future where she and dozens of other women are relocated to a palace and compete for a prince’s affections. The novel was a critical success that spawned four spin-offs.

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The film will be executive produced by Margaret French Isaac, with Denise Di Novi and Pouya Shahbazian serving as executive producers. Netflix confirmed the news to IndieWire but casting and a release date are still unknown.

“I’m thrilled to be working with the brilliant Haifaa Al-Mansour and our friends at Netflix on this special film,

The ‘Tom & Jerry’ Feature Team Proves Filmmakers Can Get Creative in Global Lockdown
The ‘Tom & Jerry’ Feature Team Proves Filmmakers Can Get Creative in Global Lockdown

With no live-action shooting possible because of the global lockdown, animation and post-production, however, are continuing productively via social distancing. That’s a great advantage for Warner Bros.’ live-action/animated “Tom and Jerry” feature (scheduled for December 23). While shooting is complete on the hybrid directed by Tim Story (“Shaft”), which stars Chloë Grace Moretz as a New York hotel executive embroiled in a cat-and-mouse with the iconic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters, the editing and CG animation by Framestore are proceeding remotely as a result of the digital workflow.

Fortunately, producer Chris deFaria took proactive steps to mobilize remotely at the beginning of March. “We broke ourselves out into departments: editorial, visual effects, animation, and overall post-production management,” he said. “And with each of them, I asked to run three scenarios: status quo but with travel restrictions; a decentralized workflow with a central hub in London for editorial; or decentralize everything.”

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‘Insecure’ Review: Issa Rae’s Comedy Returns as a Quietly Groundbreaking Snapshot of Black La Life
‘Insecure’ Review: Issa Rae’s Comedy Returns as a Quietly Groundbreaking Snapshot of Black La Life

“I don’t fuck with Molly anymore.” Those are the first words said by Issa Dee, played by co-creator and star Issa Rae, in the beginning of Season 4 of HBO’s “Insecure.” She’s talking, of course, about her best friend Molly (Yvonne Orji), one half of an inseparable pair that goes way back. If you’ve kept up with “Insecure” the last four seasons, then you know that for Issa to say “I don’t fuck with Molly anymore” means a tectonic shift is afoot.

Once the scene is revealed to be a flash-forward, this foreboding cold open sets the stage for a new season that is all about distance: the distance you put between yourself and feeling vulnerable again, the distance showing up between you and your best friend, and the distance between you and your ex, whose new girlfriend you’re getting to know.

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Why Moviegoing May Have Changed For Good — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast
Why Moviegoing May Have Changed For Good — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

In an alternate universe where movie theaters hadn’t closed and studios hadn’t postponed their upcoming releases, the new James Bond movie would be opening in theaters today. That’s just one example of the sudden shift to the exhibition landscape that has upended the future of moviegoing and left the industry scrambling for new solutions.

As Universal’s “Trolls World Tour” lands on VOD, IndieWire’s Tom Brueggemann makes a special appearance on Screen Talk, subbing for usual co-host Anne Thompson, to speak with Eric Kohn about the biggest questions facing theater owners. The conversation ranges from the major chains to the arthouses, as well as the issues facing film festivals and indie distribution. Brueggemann and Kohn also share some of the older films they’ve been watching on streaming platforms. Thompson will return to Screen Talk next week.

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A ‘Revenant’-Sized ‘Shining’ Prequel Film Is Likely Dead Because of ‘Doctor Sleep’ Failure
A ‘Revenant’-Sized ‘Shining’ Prequel Film Is Likely Dead Because of ‘Doctor Sleep’ Failure

Mark Romanek remains better known for his music videos than his feature films like “One Hour Photo” and “Never Let Me Go,” but there was a moment several years ago where it appeared his directing career would be getting a major breakthrough. Back in July 2014, Variety reported Warner Bros. was bringing in Romanek to direct a prequel to “The Shining,” the Stephen King novel made famous by Stanley Kubrick’s 1980 horror film. The prequel movie was to be based on the original prologue King wrote and then scrapped from his 1977 novel. The film would be set at the turn of the 20th Century and center around Bob T. Watson, a robber baron who ventured through the Colorado Rockies and built the Overlook Hotel.

In a new interview with Collider to promote his work on Amazon’s “Tales From the Loop,” Romanek said the Overlook Hotel movie is pretty much dead.

‘Modern Family’ Finale: How Cameron and Mitchell Forever Changed Gay Families on TV
‘Modern Family’ Finale: How Cameron and Mitchell Forever Changed Gay Families on TV

When “Modern Family” premiered in 2009, the mockumentary-style family sitcom was an instant hit, one that would forever alter the fabric of the television landscape. At the time, it seemed water cooler discussion of primetime television had gone the way of the radio, but — much like that other medium — it came roaring back. While Sofia Vergara’s Gloria waltzed her way into the hearts of gay men and lesbians for wildly different reasons, it was Cameron and Mitchell’s loving relationship that made Lgbtq viewers feel truly seen and represented.

Played by Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet, seeing a loving (and bickering) gay couple on primetime was a revelation. Without downplaying the strides made by “Will & Grace,” “Modern Family” was the first time a major network had shown a long-term, committed queer relationship — and with two of its leading characters. That the show was funny, smart, and inclusive in

‘Friends’ HBO Max Reunion Special Indefinitely Delayed
‘Friends’ HBO Max Reunion Special Indefinitely Delayed

The “Friends” reunion special will not be there for you when HBO Max launches in May. The highly-anticipated project has been indefinitely delayed due to the ongoing global health crisis.

An HBO Max representative confirmed that the special, which will see “Friends” stars Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry, and David Schwimmer reunite, has been delayed. Work on the special is expected to resume once coronavirus-related production shutdowns end, though a specific timeframe is unavailable.

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The news could be a potentially significant blow for HBO Max’s early word-of-mouth success. Hype around a potential “Friends” reunion has been building for years and the HBO Max special was one of the upcoming streaming service’s most buzzworthy original projects.

A “Loyal, Yet Evolved” ‘Hellraiser’ Reboot Is Coming From David Goyer & ‘The Night House’ Filmmakers
A “Loyal, Yet Evolved” ‘Hellraiser’ Reboot Is Coming From David Goyer & ‘The Night House’ Filmmakers

For horror fans, the term “reboot” is often reviled. Rarely does a modern reboot of a classic franchise actually work. Most recently, you can probably point to 2018’s “Halloween” as the best possible outcome. But yet, franchises are what drive ticket sales and Spyglass Entertainment is ready to see if there’s life left in the “Hellraiser” franchise.

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Mark Romanek Discusses His Doomed ‘Revenant’-Esque ‘Shining’ Prequel & Why It Isn’t Being Made
Mark Romanek Discusses His Doomed ‘Revenant’-Esque ‘Shining’ Prequel & Why It Isn’t Being Made

Even though it was more than half a decade ago, there are many that still wonder about filmmaker Mark Romanek’s proposed prequel to “The Shining,” titled “The Overlook Hotel.” With Stephen King properties being a hot commodity over the last few years, and “Doctor Sleep” being released in 2019, now seems like the perfect time to work on the film, right?

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Black Widow’s Sacrifice Almost Very Different In This Alternate Scene From ‘Avengers: Endgame’
Black Widow’s Sacrifice Almost Very Different In This Alternate Scene From ‘Avengers: Endgame’

Today is Good Friday, for those who celebrate such things. So, it’s fairly fitting that we discuss a sacrifice that saved countless lives and shaped the future of a universe. But on this occasion, Jesus Christ is taking a backseat to Black Widow, and the world we’re talking about is the McU.

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In a three-hour film featuring dozens of characters and serving as the end of a decade-long story that has spanned nearly two dozen features, such as “Avengers: Endgame,” there’s always going to be a debate about what could have been done differently.

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