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Movies.com Movie NewsJul 20, 2018
'Deadpool 2' Actress Zazie Beetz Joins DC's 'Joker'; Here's Everything We Know
Update 3: Following her scene-stealing role as Domino in this summer's Deadpool 2, Zazie Beetz is in negotiations to join Joaquin Phoenix in Joker. The standalone DC villain origin movie has been set for production starting in September and is rounding up supporting cast around Phoenix in the title role. Warner Bros. is also looking for another name actress to play the Joker's mom. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Beetz would play "a single mother who catches the interest of the man who will become the 'clown prince of crime.'" Whether that's a love interest role or not is unclear, but it seems like a major part. And a very different one than the luck-powered Domino, as Joker is going to be a dark and gritty crime drama more than a traditional...
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My, My, How Can I Resist You? 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' Creator Judy Craymer on Rekindling the ABBA Magic (Billboard Music News)
"Here we go again" indeed: Our critics see more jukebox tackiness in the Mamma Mia! sequel (AV Club Films)

Rolling Stone Movie NewsJul 20, 2018
‘Glass': Watch Gripping First Trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's Superhero Thriller
Director's 2019 movie is "culmination" of covert trilogy following 2000's 'Unbreakable' and 2017's 'Split'

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Sarah Paulson's walking on broken Glass in the trailer for M. Night Shyamalan's latest (AV Club Films)
Glass Trailer: M. Night Shyamalan Sequelizes Split and Unbreakable (Vulture)

Billboard Music NewsJul 20, 2018
Wiz Khalifa Releases Psychedelic Music Video for 'Gin & Drugs' Feat. Problem: Watch
Wiz Khalifa takes us on a colorful trip in his new music video for "Gin & Drugs," featuring Problem. In the clip, the rapper sits on a...

Movies.com Movie NewsJul 20, 2018
Musical 'Cats' to Star Jennifer Hudson, Taylor Swift and Ian McKellen; Here's Everything We Know
Broadway fans who also love movies are having a great week. Not only has Lin-Manuel Miranda set his directorial debut with an adaptation of Jonathan Larson's autobiographical show Tick, Tick...Boom!, but now comes word of a Cats movie. Andrew Lloyd Webber's long-running musical was announced for the big screen back in 2016, but now is gearing up with a cast list. According to The Daily Mail, the movie version of the show will star Oscar nominees Jennifer Hudson and Ian McKellen plus pop star Taylor Swift and actor turned talk show host James Corden. Previously, Anne Hathaway and Rihanna were named as being involved, but both are likely off the project now. Cats has a ton of characters, though, so there's a lot of room for more to be cast.   Here's...
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Billboard Music NewsJul 20, 2018
CNCO Talks New Bilingual Single, Music Video & Play Fishing For Answers: Watch
Boy band CNCO is ready to hit the Premios Juventud stage, and according to the group, the performance will be full of surprises. In the meantime,...

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Tom Petty Fans Urged to Share Personal Photos & Videos of Band For Upcoming Video Project (Billboard Music News)

NYTimes ArtsJul 20, 2018
These Aren't Fashion Documentaries (Even if They're About Fashion Stars)
The directors of "McQueen," "Westwood" and "The Gospel According to André" say their subjects are the stuff of great drama.

AV Club FilmsJul 20, 2018
You can dance, you can jive, you can love Mamma Mia! without feeling embarrassed
One of the best moments in the goofy, feel-good movie musical Mamma Mia! finds a trio of old friends donning the gaudy costumes of their girl-group youth. And it turns out that image reflects the creation of Mamma Mia! as well. It was a trio of women who created the 1999 stage musical and its 2008 big screen…

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Movies.com Movie NewsJul 20, 2018
Today in Movie Culture: Batman Tries to Join the MCU, the Truth About Han Solo and More
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Superhero Franchise Parody of the Day: In honor of the start of Comic-Con, Conan O'Brien put on a sketch where he plays Batman trying to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe:    Cosplay of the Day: You can't get a group of cosplaying Deadpool 2 fans at Comic-Con and not have Peter: When you see the Peter cosplay!#Deadpool2 #FunkoSDCC pic.twitter.com/Nc82jZNMFd — Funko (@OriginalFunko) July 19, 2018   Fan Theory of the Day: In his latest Film Theory video, MatPat explains how Solo: A Star Wars Story exposes Han Solo as anything but the best pilot in the galaxy:   Movie Science of the Day: Speaking to its portrayal in movies, including...
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NYTimes ArtsJul 20, 2018
Disney Fires ‘Guardians of the Galaxy' Director Over Offensive Tweets
James Gunn wrote most of the tweets before 2013. They resurfaced after he criticized President Trump on Twitter and far-right provocateurs searched his social media history.

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Rolling Stone Movie NewsJul 20, 2018
‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3' Producers Boot Director James Gunn
Walt Disney Studios fire director after controversial tweets resurface

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Reuters EntertainmentJul 20, 2018
Taylor Swift cast in movie version of 'Cats': Hollywood reports
Taylor Swift has been cast in a big screen version of the stage musical "Cats," in what will be the pop singer's biggest movie role so far, entertainment publications Variety and the Hollywood Reporter said on Friday.

Billboard Music NewsJul 20, 2018
BIGBANG's Seungri Releases New Album 'The Great Seungri' & 1950s-Inspired '1, 2, 3' Video: Watch
Five years since the release of Let's Talk About Love, BIGBANG's Seungri (Lee Seung-hyun) is back with new solo music. The Great Seungri...

Reuters EntertainmentJul 20, 2018
'Breaking Bad' creator teases crossover with 'Better Call Saul'
The casts of television shows "Breaking Bad" and its spinoff "Better Call Saul" united at the annual Comic-Con festival in San Diego ahead of what producers teased as a screen crossover for some characters later this year.

NYTimes ArtsJul 20, 2018
Taylor Swift and Jennifer Hudson to Star in ‘Cats' Movie Adaptation
James Corden and Ian McKellen will also be a part of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, directed by Tom Hooper.

Billboard Music NewsJul 20, 2018
Martin Garrix & Khalid Release 7-Track 'Ocean' Remix Package: Listen
Who hasn't made a song with Khalid at this point? The American Teen singer has been killing the feature game since bursting onto...

Rolling Stone Movie ReviewsJul 20, 2018
‘The Equalizer 2' Review: Denzel Washington Returns to Right More Wrongs
Sequel to the 2014 adaptation of TV show finds our man correcting even more imbalances - and this time it's personal

New York Times MoviesJul 20, 2018
Shinobu Hashimoto, Writer of Towering Kurosawa Films, Is Dead at 100
His first film, "Rashomon," became a touchstone of world cinema. He went on to collaborate on celebrated pictures like "Ikiru" and "Seven Samurai."

TV by the NumbersJul 20, 2018
Thursday cable ratings: ‘Snowfall' premieres down, ‘Cloak and Dagger' stays steady
"Southern Charm" maintained its place atop the Thursday cable ratings…

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‘Big Brother' holds onto season high: Thursday final ratings (TV by the Numbers)
TV Ratings Thursday: ‘The Four' and ‘Big Brother' hit season highs (TV by the Numbers)

Movies.com Movie NewsJul 20, 2018
Comic-Con 2018 News: 'Star Wars: The Clone Wars' is Returning, 'Annabelle 3' Announced
Every year, Comic-Con is a source for lots of movie news. Studios announce the latest superheroes heading to the big screen. Productions announce the casting of previously announced comic book adaptations. Sometimes we get more information on a highly anticipated release. This week, from Wednesday's preview night through Sunday's panels, we'll be updating this post with the biggest and best revelations out of the convention.    Return of The Clone Wars While celebrating the 10th anniversary of the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Lucasfilm announced the show will be returning next year. New episodes of the series, which had seemed to be finished four years ago, will debut this time on Disney's new streaming service, which also arrives in...
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Playbill NewsJul 20, 2018
Playbill Vault's Today in Theatre History: July 20


VultureJul 20, 2018
The Return of Star Trek: Discovery Will Be Preceded By Four Short Films

At the very start of the Star Trek: Discovery Comic-Con panel in Hall H today, executive producer and newly minuted showrunner Alex Kurtzman let fans know when they can expect more episodes to hit CBS All Access. The proper second season won't start airing until early 2019, but there will ... More »


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P!nk's Beautiful Trauma Tour Kicks Off Australian Leg, Impacts Hot Tours List (Billboard Music News)

AV Club FilmsJul 20, 2018
Not even Denzel can save the bland Equalizer 2 from itself
Welcome back to another edition of Film Club. For this week's second episode , A.A. Dowd and Ignatiy Vishnevetsky follow up their discussion of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with a look at another lazy sequel. Although Denzel Washington has proven himself to be a credible action star in the past (see his collaborations…

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New York Times BooksJul 20, 2018
The Book Review Podcast: True Crime Starring the Creator of Sherlock Holmes
Margalit Fox talks about "Conan Doyle for the Defense," and Tina Jordan discusses this season's thrillers.

Billboard Music NewsJul 20, 2018
Halestorm's Lzzy Hale Shares Her Tour Essentials, From Protein Shakes To Stripper Heels
Hard-rock quartet Halestorm's fourth album, Vicious, drops July 27, the same day that the Pennsylvania natives launch a U.S. summer...

NYTimes ArtsJul 20, 2018
Summer: Free Things to Do in New York: Museums and More, Thanks to Your Library Card
For kids, artists or the history buffs, we share the cultural institutions now free to holders of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn library cards.

VultureJul 20, 2018
Trump, Late Night, and the Motif of Harmful Sensation

One of the best tropes in horror is the motif of harmful sensation: something is so awful to look at or to be exposed to that it will drive a person mad or even kill anyone that comes in contact with the big bad book/art/song. Stephen King's "1408," Lovecraft's Necronomicon, ... More »


Playbill NewsJul 20, 2018
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical Cast Recording Released July 20
The disco-filled cast album for the bio-musical is now available at all digital retailers and streaming services.

Time EntertainmentJul 20, 2018
Stephen Colbert Finally Staged an Intervention to Try to Get Trump to Resign
"Your friend Vladimir, he's not really your friend, OK?"

AV Club FilmsJul 20, 2018
Outcast's Robert Kirkman and Chris Black try to figure out what's scarier, spiders or snakes
After a two-year hiatus, supernatural horror series Outcast finally brings its second season to the U.S. (it already aired in the U.K.) Created by The Walking Dead's Robert Kirkman, Outcast centers around Kyle Barnes, a young father who's been plagued by demonic possession for his entire life, and the supernatural…

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Playbill NewsJul 20, 2018
Pretty Woman: The Musical to Release Cast Recording
The new musical begins previews at the Nederlander July 20.

NYTimes ArtsJul 20, 2018
Fiction: A Daughter's Search for a Father Wanted for Murder
In Flynn Berry's new thriller, "A Double Life," a London doctor confronts her family's troubled, bloody past.

NYTimes ArtsJul 20, 2018
Best of Late Night: Colbert Tries an ‘Intervention' to Get Trump to Step Down
"Sir, you're here because we love our country very much, and you are — in it," Stephen Colbert said. He added, "We've got a facility waiting for you."

BBC Entertainment & ArtsJul 20, 2018
XXXTentacion death: Four men charged with rapper's murder
They have been named as Dedrick Williams, 22, Michael Boatwright, 22, Trayvon Newsome, 20, and Robert Allen, 22.

The A.V. Club - TVJul 19, 2018
At Comic-Con, Conan's bummed out Batman wants to join Marvel's cool kids' table
Sure, it might be the 10th anniversary of superhero movie benchmark The Dark Knight, but the DC movie universe isn't exactly the place to be these days. That's the conceit of the star-studded skit from last night's kickoff of Conan's annual trip to Comic-Con, anyway, as Conan O'Brien's Caped Crusader glumly sidles up…

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Movies.com Movie NewsJul 19, 2018
DC's Joker Origin Movie Gets a Title and a Release Date; Here's Everything We Know
Update: Soon after making the movie official, DC has announced a release date for Todd Phillips' standalone Joker origin feature, which also was revealed by Entertainment Weekly to have a real title: Joker. The movie, which will star Joaquin Phoenix in the now-titular role, will open on October 4, 2019.  While this won't be DC's first fall release (Justice League came out last November and Wonder Woman 1984 will be out next November), it will be their first October opening for a superhero movie. And it's oddly very close to the Wonder Woman sequel, which arrives less than a month later.  Previous update: Warner Bros. has officially greenlit its standalone Joker movie, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Joaquin Phoenix has also been locked in for the...
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AV Club FilmsJul 19, 2018
Here's our first look at spooky superhero Ellen Page and the rest of Netflix's Umbrella Academy
Although we carried exclusive coverage of its comic book predecessor just the other day, it's been a few months since we'd gotten any new or concrete information about Netflix's latest superhero show, Umbrella Academy. Based on a series of comics by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, the series focuses on a fractured family…

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NYTimes ArtsJul 19, 2018
Review: ‘Far From the Tree' Zooms In on Parent-Child Divides
This documentary, an adaptation of the best-selling book by Andrew Solomon, deals with living with Down syndrome or autism, and other family matters.

AV Club FilmsJul 19, 2018
Better Call Saul casts another piece of Jimmy's Breaking Bad future
Although it's rightly focused on the ever-tarnishing soul of "hero" Jimmy McGill—and his fractious relationships with the people around him in his "present" day—Better Call Saul has never been shy about hinting at his future, too. There's all the flash-forwards to Gene the Cinnabon manager, obviously, but we've also…

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NYTimes ArtsJul 19, 2018
Review: Denzel Washington Plays Judge, Jury and Executioner in ‘The Equalizer 2'
Antoine Fuqua directs this violent, indefensibly entertaining sequel about an avenger who dispenses pulverizing justice one broken bone at a time.

The A.V. Club - MusicJul 19, 2018
Hey, who wants 4 new Chance singles, pretty much out of nowhere?
Although he eventually put the kibosh on rumors that he was dropping an album this week, Chance The Rapper has now made it abundantly clear that his claims about being in the studio lately were right on point. Per Pitchfork, the Chicago-based independent dropped four new singles onto the internet tonight, his first…

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TV by the NumbersJul 19, 2018
‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars' returning for additional episodes
In an unexpected turn of events, Disney has just given…

The A.V. Club - TVJul 19, 2018
Chaka Khan's first track in 10 years shows she's still got it
What Are You Listening To? is a weekly run-down of what A.V. Club staffers are streaming. This week, we're looking at tracks by artists we're excited to see at the Pitchfork Music Festival this weekend. Listen to these songs and more on our Spotify playlist, updated weekly with new stuff.


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Rolling Stone Movie ReviewsJul 19, 2018
‘McQueen' Review: Portrait of a Fashion Shock Artist As a Genius
Doc on the late designer Alexander McQueen is ravishing, haunting and a must-see

NYTimes ArtsJul 19, 2018
Summer: Things to do in NYC: A Free Culture Fix, Thanks to Your Library Card
For kids, artists or the history buffs, we share the cultural institutions now free to holders of Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn library cards.

NYTimes ArtsJul 19, 2018
Review: ‘McQueen' Reveals a Dazzling and Divisive Talent
A documentary from Ian Bonhôte explores the recurring motif of triumph over abuse in the fashion designer's world.
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