‘Defective’ Trailer Reveals the Face of a Dystopian Police State

Tweet A safer tomorrow isn’t always a better tomorrow, as the first trailer for Defective confirms. The upcoming film takes place in the near future in which a police state rules the land, and a man named Rhett Murphy (Colin Paradine) and his estranged sister Jean (Raven Cousens) must attempt to escape with their lives after uncovering dark secrets of a sinister corporation. Heat Vision has...
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‘The Conjuring’ Has Launched a Cinematic Universe That Actually Works

Tweet With cinematic universes multiplying rapidly in Hollywood the last couple of years, it’s clear that minting a garden-variety franchise simply isn’t enough anymore. Now you need not just sequels but prequels and spin-offs and sequels to said spin-offs, all painstakingly mapped out ahead of time so as to remain a cohesive, interlinked cinematic world. While Marvel Studios is the gold...
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‘Star Wars’: Intriguing Han Solo Set Revealed

Tweet “What a piece of junk.” On Thursday, Star Wars fans got a look at a new set on the upcoming Han Solo film, thanks to director Ron Howard.  As he has done since taking the reins of the Star Wars stand-alone in June, the Oscar-winning helmer shared short videos from what appear to be a junkyard.  “Rehearsing a crane shot as we wait for sundown,” Howard wrote for one...
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Rob Friedman Aims to Build a "Worldwide Content Company" in New Role With Tang Media Partners

Tweet The former Lionsgate and Summit exec is looking to create and distribute films throughout the world. In his newly announced role as chairman and CEO of TMP Entertainment, Rob Friedman sees “a great opportunity” to build a “worldwide content company.” Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Friedman, who stepped down as the co-chair of the Lionsgate Motion Picture Group...
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David Hasselhoff Stars in Cheesy ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2′ Music Video

Tweet The inferno has been unleashed. David Hasselhoff’s song “Inferno” from the Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 soundtrack now has an official music video, which director James Gunn shared Sunday after a week of teasing it.  Hasselhoff played a small role in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) revealing as a boy, he’d fantasized his dad was Hasselhoff....
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A ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’-David Hasselhoff Music Video Is Coming Soon

Tweet For those who dug the end credits for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, good news: ahead of the home release of the movie, director James Gunn is teasing that the party is only getting started. Gunn took to Twitter Friday morning to tell fans to stay tuned for a full-length video for “Guardians Inferno,” the all-new track that debuted at the end of the movie, featuring...
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VidAngel Loses Bid to Have New Service Cleared by Court

Tweet A California federal judge won’t give VidAngel the all clear signal on its new service that allows users to filter content by piggybacking on their existing streaming accounts — at least without further information about how exactly it works. Disney, LucasFilm, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. sued VidAngel last June, claiming the company is blatantly violating their rights by operating...
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After Stateside Flop, Luc Besson’s ‘Valerian’ Starts Strong In France

Tweet The French director’s sci-fi epic finished first at the French box office. Luc Besson’s Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets started strong at the French box office, topping 1.3 million admissions on 970 screens over the opening weekend in his native country. The numbers make it the third-highest debut of the year behind The Fate of the Furious, which opened with 1.41 million...
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The Pessimism of ‘Atomic Blonde’

Tweet [Warning: This story contains minor spoilers for Atomic Blonde] “Women are always getting in the way of progress,” a male agent dryly says to one of his superiors roughly two-thirds of the way through the new action thriller Atomic Blonde. If nothing else, it’s a deliberately cruel way to mock the lead of the film, MI6 agent Lorraine Broughton (Charlize Theron). On the eve of the conclusion...
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Zoe Saldana Launching Latino-Focused Digital Media Brand (Exclusive)

Tweet The ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ star’s BeSe will create content targeting millennial and Gen Z audiences for distribution across social and digital platforms. Actress and producer Zoe Saldana is launching a digital media company that will focus on empowering Latinos. BeSe (pronounced “bee-say”) will debut by the end of 2017. The start-up will create cultural storytelling...
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